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 15, 2010
South Carolina legislators voted narrowly Wednesday to keep the only black member of the board of the University of South Carolina, The State reported.
April 15, 2010
Eamonn Daniel Higgins pleaded guilty Wednesday to visa fraud in a case in which he was accused of writing papers and taking exams for foreign students, the Los Angeles Times reported. Authorities said that dozens of students from the Middle East paid Higgins for his inappropriate help from 2002 to 2009, and that he earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in his illegal business.
April 15, 2010
A House of Representatives subcommittee on Wednesday approved legislation that would extend the National Science Foundation's spending authority for five years, approving a slew of new programs as well as affirming lawmakers' intention to continue on a path of doubling the agency's budget.
April 15, 2010
A group that advocates for high-quality, affordable student health insurance plans released an analysis Wednesday that suggests the recently passed health care reform law could be detrimental to colleges' and universities' abilities to provide health care and insurance to students.
April 15, 2010
The Library of Congress has announced that it is archiving every public tweet on Twitter since its inception in 2006. While many don't think of Twitter for its historic significance, the collection will include such items as the first-ever tweet and Barack Obama’s tweet about winning the 2008 election.
April 14, 2010
Middlebury College, long known for its excellence in foreign languages, is forming a partnership with K12, an education company, to offer language instruction online at the pre-college level, The New York Times reported. Middlebury hopes that the new venture will help more high school students learn languages, and will provide the college with more revenue. The Times article did not quote Middlebury faculty members. But Philip G.
April 14, 2010
Controversy is growing over an invitation by the foundation of California State University at Stanislaus to Sarah Palin. Jerry Brown, the attorney general of California, is starting an investigation into the foundation and whether it is appropriate for it to use funds to bring the former vice presidential candidate to campus, the Los Angeles Times reported.
April 14, 2010
Michigan State University announced Tuesday that it is ending the practice of offering retiree health benefits to new employees, starting July 1, The Lansing State Journal reported. Current employees will continue to be covered. The announcement said that that Michigan State's current liability from those benefits is about $1 billion and "is expected to double every 15 years through 2040 if unabated."
April 14, 2010
Anthony Morgan has resigned from the Utah Board of Regents to object to legislative action authorizing a new engineering program at Weber State University that did not receive approval from the regents, as state procedures would normally require, The Salt Lake Tribune required.
April 14, 2010
Justine Cassell, director of the Center for Technology & Social Behavior at Northwestern University, in Illinois, has been named director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pennsylvania.Lydia Conca, associate professor of education at Saint Joseph College, in Connecticut, has been promoted to professor of education there. Kathie L.

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