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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March 17, 2010
Alabama's prepaid tuition program may not be able to pay tuition past the fall 2011 semester and still have money to provide refunds to the 44,000 participants who believed their children's tuition would be covered, the Associated Press reported. The program relies on investments, many on the stock market, and when Wall Street prices fell dramatically in 2008, the finances for the program became precarious and it stopped accepting new participants.
March 17, 2010
One lawsuit challenging a move to fire trustees of Erskine College has been replaced with another -- filed by three trustees and the alumni association -- again seeking to block changes at the college, The Greenville News reported. Officials of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, which is trying to reconstitute the board, declined to comment.
March 17, 2010
The U.S. Interior Department issued final rules this week on an issue of concern to Native Americans, anthropologists and many campus museums: the repatriation of the remains of Native Americans that have been held by museums. Earlier rules covered situations where remains could be traced to a specific tribe, and gave tribes considerable rights to demand repatriation.
March 17, 2010
College students love Wikipedia, and a study published in the journal First Monday offers details on how they use the Web encyclopedia. Among the findings of a survey at six different colleges:
March 17, 2010
Chase announced Tuesday that it would no longer participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program, which would be eliminated under the student loan restructuring plan now before Congress, Student Lending Analytics reported.
March 17, 2010
In a new policy brief, the American Association of Community Colleges calls on the federal government to encourage the establishment of state “postsecondary longitudinal data systems” that “capture the workforce outcomes of educational pursuits.” The brief argues that “the data that are gathered to evaluate [workforce] outcomes must reflect the post-college occupational experiences” of community college student, who end up in occupations as varied as child-care providers, nurses,
March 17, 2010
City University London's closure of a prayer room used exclusively by Muslims has led to a month of protests by Muslim students there, Times Higher Education reported. The university has offered the students a room that is used for prayers by a variety of religious groups, but the students say that they cannot pray in a space where others offer prayers of different faiths.
March 16, 2010
A coalition of higher education associations is backing the University of Texas at Austin's defense of its affirmative action policies. The university was sued based on its success in attracting minority students during the period that it was barred from using affirmative action. Opponents of affirmative action said that this success demonstrated that affirmative action wasn't necessary and therefore didn't meet legal tests to justify it.
March 16, 2010
India's cabinet on Monday approved legislation that would allow foreign universities to confer degrees in India, The New York Times reported. While the measure still needs parliamentary approval, the decision Monday was a major advance for the bill. The legislation includes provisions that are designed to discourage some foreign operators. For example, the bill would ban foreign universities from taking profits outside of the country.
March 16, 2010
The University of South Florida's former football coach sued the institution Monday for breach of contract, charging that in firing him for mistreating a player in January, its officials had ignored evidence that supported his account of the incident that prompted his dismissal, The Tampa Tribune reported.

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