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 1, 2010
The Educational Testing Service is today announcing that total registrations for the Graduate Record Examination set a record in 2009 of 675,000, a 9 percent increase. Economic downturns tend to make more undergraduates consider graduate school, so the increases are in some sense expected. ETS said that it saw notable gains as well in minority test-takers and in those planning to use GRE scores to apply to business schools -- the latter market being one in which ETS is competing with the Graduate Management Admission Test.
March 1, 2010
Union College has for years tried to downplay its Schenectady, N.Y. location, even going so far as to give visiting prospective students and their families indirect routes to campus so that they wouldn't see much of the city, known as an example of urban decay, The New York Times reported. But as the city is enjoying a revival -- assisted in some ways by the college -- Union is starting to talk about its locale and even to encourage students and others to visit the city.
March 1, 2010
Oklahoma State University kicked off a $1 billion fund-raising campaign on Friday with T. Boone Pickens, the business executive and Oklahoma State's most generous alumnus, announcing a $100 million gift for scholarships.
March 1, 2010
A frustrated lawyer (or someone claiming to be one) is attempting to sell a law degree on Craigslist and
February 26, 2010
The University of Alabama at Huntsville has started the process of firing Amy Bishop, the faculty member facing murder charges in the killings of three of her colleagues this month, The Huntsville Times reported. Already, the university has suspended Bishop without pay, retroactively to Feb. 12, the date of the murders.
February 26, 2010
Adjuncts at St. Francis College, in New York, voted this week to unionize, affiliating with New York State United Teachers, American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association. The vote was 96-47, with union organizers saying that adjuncts needed better pay and benefits. The vote creates the latest collective bargaining unit among adjuncts, who unlike tenure-track faculty members can be unionized at private as well as at public institutions.
February 26, 2010
Albion College, in Michigan, has announced plans to eliminate the equivalent of 15 full-time faculty positions (about 10 percent of the faculty), in anticipation of enrollment declines in the years ahead, The Jackson Citizen Patriot reported. The college says that some of the job cuts will come through early retirement, but others may not.
February 26, 2010
President Obama on Thursday announced the 2009 recipients of the National Medal of the Arts and the National Medal of the Humanities. In the former category, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music was honored for its impact on the world of music. Humanities medals are going to, among others, Robert A.
February 26, 2010
After days of intense debate, much of it with racial overtones, over a recent step competition, Coca-Cola, the sponsor has declared co-winners, the Associated Press reported. Step has historically been associated with historically black fraternities and sororities, so many were surprised when a white sorority from the University of Arkansas won the Sprite Step Off on Saturday, and some observers charged that there must have been scoring irregularities.
February 26, 2010
Richard Caulfield, director of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks' Tanana Valley Campus, has been selected as provost of the University of Alaska Southeast.Steven R. DiSalvo, president and founder of the Hopewell Group, a consulting group in New York, has been appointed as president of Marian University, in Wisconsin.R.

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