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 29, 2009
The College Art Association has filed a brief -- prepared by the National Coalition Against Censorship -- with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to back a lower court's ruling finding unconstitutional a federal law barring depictions of certain kinds of animal cruelty. The association argues that artists and professors who create or use artistic materials could be charged with breaking the law.
July 28, 2009
A foundation created and led by Henry Louis Gates Jr. is amending its federal tax form after questions were raised about $11,000 paid to foundation officers -- funds that the original tax form called research grants, but that should have been classified as compensation, ProPublica reported.
July 28, 2009
Three members of the board of the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University are suing the university to block any plans to sell its world-class art collection, valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars, The Wall Street Journal reported. Plans by Brandeis to sell the collection set off widespread protests by artists and scholars, at Brandeis and elsewhere. The university says it is re-evaluating its plans, but many supporters of the museum are dubious.
July 28, 2009
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday sued a couple, John J. and Frances Stuart, charging that their business was engaged in illegal marketing techniques by telling parents that their children had expressed an interest in materials they were selling. The business -- SAT and ACT Prep Center Inc. -- sells test prep materials. State investigators found that the company called parents, claimed that their children wanted the materials, and sold them for $120.
July 28, 2009
Hassan Diab is facing extradition hearings in Canada following the decision by French authorities to charge him with a role in a bombing attack on a Paris synagogue that killed four people and wounded many others in 1980. A court hearing Monday revealed that Diab is teaching an introductory sociology course every Tuesday and Thursday at Carleton University in Ottawa, The Canadian Press reported. Diab maintains that he is innocent of the charges.
July 28, 2009
In annual ritual, lawmaker questions wisdom of U.S. research grants, this time about spread of HIV in foreign lands. House backs the critic, striking the funds.
July 28, 2009
Federal Circuit panel invalidates course management giant's patent claims, handing major victory to competitor Desire2Learn.
July 27, 2009
Largest of Democrat-sponsored spending bills, reflecting favoring of social programs seen as shortchanged during Bush years, would lift funds for NIH, Pell and AmeriCorps.
July 27, 2009
Faced with no good options, a union representing California State University faculty members decided to accept a furlough plan that will reduce compensation by about 10 percent, union leaders announced Friday. The California Faculty Association also questioned Chancellor Charles B. Reed’s leadership, voting “no confidence” in him by a margin of 80 percent. The union represents tenure-track faculty as well as lecturers, who would be most likely to lose jobs if furloughs hadn’t been approved.
July 27, 2009
A new study of undergraduates at Michigan State University offers some insights into the gender gap on how students use their time. The study, published in the journal Sex Roles, found that males played computer games significantly more than females: 225 more hours per year, on average, in college. Female students spent more time on everything else. The study found that found that female undergraduates spent about 16 hours per week on average on jobs, homework and other activities than did male undergraduates.

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