Doug Lederman

Doug Lederman, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Scott Jaschik, he leads the site's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives in Bethesda, Md.

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April 19, 2010
Career Education Corporation announced Friday that it has purchased the International University of Monaco, which offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in business related fields.
April 19, 2010
The semi-annual gathering of the Association of American Universities is one of the least visible events you can imagine. The group of leading research universities, which tends to like to operate quietly, doesn't even promote the meeting on its own website. But the meeting that began Sunday in Washington is generating some unusual interest in unusual places -- like at ESPN.
April 19, 2010
B. James Dawson, chief operating officer and chancellor of Lincoln Memorial University's main campus, has been promoted to president at the university, in Tennessee.John A. Fry, president of Franklin & Marshall College, in Pennsylvania, has been selected as president of Drexel University, also in Pennsylvania.Jerome A.
April 16, 2010
Despite severe budget cuts, the University of California has spent about $2 million on bottled water in recent years, The New York Times reported. The article noted that the expenses include bottled water that goes to campuses in areas known for particularly high quality tap water.
April 16, 2010
A group of Democratic U.S. senators and representatives introduced legislation Thursday that would once again make most private student loans dischargeable in bankruptcy. Borrowers could discharge such loans before Congress changed the bankruptcy laws in 2005, and advocates for students have argued since then that the often high-risk and costly loans should be treated like automobile and other forms of consumer loans, which distressed borrowers can discharge.
April 16, 2010
A state appeals court has revived a lawsuit challenging a University of Colorado rule barring concealed weapons on its campuses, the Associated Press reported. The suit -- by a student group in favor of concealed weapons on campus -- says that state law bars other entities such as local government from banning concealed weapons. But university officials have said that they do not believe they are covered by the law. The university is considering an appeal.
April 16, 2010
Hundreds of college history professors -- many from Texas but others from around the country -- have signed a letter urging state education officials to delay and revise history standards that the historians say distort the field, The Austin American-Statesman reported. Some historians involved said that their reputation is being hurt by the state backing standards that appear to portray only the positive (and conservative) in American history.
April 16, 2010
Illinois's main need-based grant program for college students, the Monetary Award Program, has been like a target in a shooting gallery in recent years, dodging many bullets but getting nicked more than a few times.
April 15, 2010
As state legislators around the country craft their budgets for the 2011 fiscal year, public college officials are afraid that they are about to be thrown off "the cliff" -- the steep drop in available funds once the tens of billions of dollars that the federal government made available through last year's economic recovery legislation run out.
April 15, 2010
The University of California has significantly increased the share of its undergraduate class admitted from outside California. The university has just offered admission to 12,915 applicants, only about 50 short of last year's total. But while 11,200 of last year's admits were Californians, only 9,420 of this year's admits were from the state. University officials have been frank about wanting more out-of-state students in part for the revenue they bring.

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