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 17, 2009
Most colleges have emergency plans in place, a new survey has found. The survey, by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, found that 85 percent of colleges have an emergency preparedness plan that at least meets the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association; two-thirds of colleges and universities have a plan in place for communicating with students and employees during an emergency, and 77 percent of respondents have adopted an on-campus emergency committee involving officials from a range of departments.
July 17, 2009
To meet demands for flexible course times for adult students with jobs, Bunker Hill Community College will offer two popular courses this fall with class times that begin at 11:45 p.m. Sections of the introductory course in psychology and another in writing will run until 2:30 a.m. “Many people finish work late at night and must be up with their children first thing in the morning,” said John P. Reeves, chair of behavioral science. “This is the only time they can come to school.”
July 17, 2009
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has amended rules for the state's need-based scholarships for attending public institutions, so that home-schooled students can be eligible, The Washington Post reported. The standard requirement has been a 2.5 grade point average in high school, effectively excluded home-schooled students. Under the new rules, home-schooled students are eligible with at least a 900 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT.
July 17, 2009
The battles over Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law requiring gender equity in education programs receiving federal funds, frequently focus on numbers. This week the College Sports Council, which argues that Title IX is encouraging colleges to eliminate men's teams, issued a new report to advance its cause.
July 17, 2009
The Education Department today released final regulations for several programs that provide funds for centers focused on international studies, area studies and foreign languages. The regulations carry out changes made by Congress in the Higher Education Act on a range of technical and financial rules.
July 17, 2009
Thirty-four Nobel Laureates on Thursday issued a joint statement calling on Congress to adopt President Obama proposed $150 billion Clean Energy Technology Fund in the climate legislation it is considering. The climate bill approved by the House in June falls far short of this goal, endangering the goal of conducting research on a variety of topics related to climate change, according to the statement.
July 17, 2009
India, which has historically discouraged colleges from outside the country from setting up operations there, has been moving to change that policy and invite institutions in. But government officials are now saying that such operations would have to abide by strict quotas that specify the number of places for members of disadvantaged castes, The Times of India reported.
July 16, 2009
Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives on Wednesday formally introduced legislation to restructure the federal student aid programs and signaled their intention to move with lightning speed to pass it.
July 16, 2009
Colleges, universities and schools are expecting an average decline in gift value of 3.9 percent when the books are closed on the 2008-9 academic year, according to a survey of senior fund raisers being released today by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Looking to 2009-10, those surveyed project a modest increase of 2.5 percent. Over the last 20 years, the average annual rate of growth for giving to education has been 7.1 percent.
July 16, 2009
The National Collegiate Athletic Association requires members colleges to make sure athletes have health insurance before competing. But an analysis in The New York Times noted that the NCAA doesn't specify the quality or extent of insurance coverage, leaving many athletes surprised and angry that they must handle large bills, without assistance, for athletic injuries.

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