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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July 16, 2009
Underground animal rights activists issued a statement Wednesday claiming credit for having vandalized the home of researcher at the University of California at Irvine, by spray-painting "KILLER" across his garage door and pouring red paint on three of his cars.
July 16, 2009
Assumption College, in Massachusetts, has announced that it is dropping the requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. College officials said that they acted only after conducting a study of four years of admissions data that found that high school grades were a better predictor of college success than test scores.
July 15, 2009
A federal judge has issued an injunction barring the Los Angeles Community College District from using parts of its sexual harassment policy, which are being challenged in court as too vague, too broad, and too easy to use to squelch free speech.
July 15, 2009
The U.S. Education Department has told Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell that he needs to apply again for education stimulus funds because he left out of the application four "state related" institutions, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
July 15, 2009
Washington University in St. Louis has told a Senate committee that Timothy K. Kuklo, a physician who is on leave from the university, failed to report for a year his ties to Medtronic even as he was conducting company-sponsored research, The New York Times reported. Kuklo is at the center of a controversy over research that has since been discredited amid allegations he falsified parts of a study. Kuklo has declined to comment on the situation, or the Washington University finding.
July 15, 2009
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is today moving the Rock, all 80 tons of it, across the street, The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported. The Rock is commonly used by students for free expression, but it sits where the university wants to build a new student health center. If the Rock breaks in transit, the university plans to replace it and to auction off the pieces.
July 15, 2009
As House Democrats embrace Obama loan proposal, many at financial aid meeting (often grudgingly) see shift to government-based lending as inevitable, though lenders vow continued fight.
July 14, 2009
Two former University of Illionois presidents, together with two former chancellors, have called for changes in the way trustees are appointed (so that the governor's power might be reduced) and for changes in the make-up of the current board, The News-Gazette reported.
July 14, 2009
Canada's University of Ottawa has acknowledged that 600 applicants to its law school were never considered for admission this year when their applications were overlooked, CBC News reported. Officials blamed the situation on human error. The applications will be reviewed now, and the university will offer admission to anyone who would have been admitted had they been reviewed at the standard time.
July 14, 2009
Kennesaw State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Florida and Utah Valley University have been granted full membership in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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