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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December 29, 2009
The University of Hawaii will cut faculty salaries by 6.7 percent, beginning Jan. 1, The Honolulu Star Bulletin reported. University officials say that the cuts are needed to deal with budget shortfalls, and that faculty leaders have failed to come up with alternatives. Faculty leaders are vowing to go to court to block the cuts.
December 29, 2009
Tennessee lawmakers are considering plans to more closely align community colleges with public four-year institutions, The Tennessean reported. The plans are expected to move much of remedial education out of four-year institutions and into the community colleges.
December 29, 2009
Advocates for Yiddish, which is taught regularly at a small number of American colleges, are dismayed that the University of Maryland at College Park is expected to end support for a full-time faculty slot devoted to the language, The Baltimore Sun reported. University officials cite cutbacks across all programs, not any lack of appreciation for Yiddish literature and culture.
December 28, 2009
An article in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explores the way a medical journal has covered topics related to the business that provides millions in royalties to the journal's editor.
December 28, 2009
Faculty members, administrators and other employees at Mendocino College have agreed to a 4 percent salary cut, starting Jan.1 and continuing for 18 months, to allow the California community college to deal with state budget cuts, The Willits News reported. The move is expected to save the college about $600,000.
December 28, 2009
American colleges that opened campuses in Dubai in recent years are struggling to get enrollments that they need, The New York Times reported. The article noted that both Michigan State University and the Rochester Institute of Technology opened campuses last year, just before Dubai's economy collapsed.
December 28, 2009
The chair of Suffolk University's board, Nicholas Macaronis, is resigning amid criticism of his strong defense of the high compensation package for David Sargent, the president, The Boston Globe reported. Sargent's $1.5 million package has become an increasing source of anger for students, faculty members and alumni.
December 28, 2009
John Runowicz, former budget coordinator for New York University's chemistry department, was charged Wednesday with submitting $409,000 in bogus expenses -- and succeeding for about five years in fooling his employers, The New York Daily News reported.
December 28, 2009
Sarah Thomas on Saturday became the first woman to be a referee in a college bowl game, The Detroit Free Press reported. Thomas was a line judge in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
December 28, 2009
Building on system for allocating money for higher education, Indiana imposes budget cuts based partly on individual colleges' efficiency.

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