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 with his family in Bethesda, Md.

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February 24, 2010
University of Mississippi students want a mascot. They voted -- 2,510 to 856 -- on Tuesday to start the process of identifying a new mascot, to replace Colonel Rebel, who was abandoned in 2003 amid concerns that symbols of the Old South were seen as hostile by many minority students.
February 24, 2010
The University of California at Merced has banned from an art exhibit a student's series of photographs that mock Chancellor Steve Kang, the Associated Press reported. The photos, among other things, show the chancellor speaking into a microphone that has been covered with a condom. University officials said that the art exhibit is billed as a family event and that this series was inappropriate.
February 24, 2010
Amid criticism from gay rights advocates, athletic association pulls advertisements from pro-family group that sparked Super Bowl controversy.
February 23, 2010
Study of how historically black colleges eased their student loan problems a decade ago has relevance for for-profit and other institutions facing a similar challenge now, its authors say.
February 23, 2010
A panel charged with recommending ways for financially troubled Brandeis University to save money has proposed the elimination or shrinkage of numerous academic programs -- with associated reductions in faculty slots, although some courses in these subjects would continue to be taught.
February 23, 2010
Berea College -- known for its strong academic programs for which students pay no tuition, but hold campus jobs -- has been having a debate about its finances and values. The board is getting ready to approve a call for larger enrollments and some modifications in academic and work programs, in light of the impact of endowment losses on the heavily endowment-dependent institution.
February 23, 2010
Overly free usage of someone else's words has ended another college presidency.
February 23, 2010
A prisoner in Wisconsin described as a "lifelong con man" ran an alleged diploma mills behind bars, directing associates to manage a Web site for his unrecognized university, the Associated Press reported. Authorities at the prison discovered the situation in 2008, but the Web site was removed only recently, after the AP interviewed the Web designer involved.
February 23, 2010
The murder of an undergraduate has unsettled Manhattanville College. LoHud.com reported that the student, an athlete and the daughter of a college maintenance worker, was found dead in staff housing Monday. Her mother was found unconscious. Authorities are investigating.
February 23, 2010
A local sheriff unhappy about having been used as an example of a double dipping employee charged into a classroom at Mercer County Community College and forced the offending professor to apologize, the Times of Trenton reported.

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