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 14, 2009
Rutgers University's board will vote today to restore a luxury recruiting center -- with a full supply of plasma televisions -- after donors gave $5 million after the expense was cut from a $102 million renovation of the football stadium, The Star-Ledger reported.
July 13, 2009
President Obama is getting ready to unveil his plan to help community colleges improve the job skills of Americans. Writing in The Washington Post Sunday, Obama stressed the importance of community colleges. "In an economy where jobs requiring at least an associate's degree are projected to grow twice as fast as jobs requiring no college experience, it's never been more essential to continue education and training after high school.
July 13, 2009
A federal appeals court last week revived a lawsuit challenging the policy under which graduates of law schools in Wisconsin need not take the state's bar exam to practice law, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
July 13, 2009
Iranian authorities have arrested Kian Tajbakhsh, an Iranian-American social scientist, although the nature of the charges is unclear, the Associated Press reported. His family members have no information on where he was taken. Tajbakhsh was arrested in 2007 and released after four months in prison. This Web site, prepared by supporters in 2007, details his work as a scholar.
July 13, 2009
The Louisiana State University is eliminating 400 positions, 100 of them at the flagship campus in Baton Rouge, but the LSU Press will survive. The Advocate quoted LSU officials as saying that the cuts -- while significant -- are not as large as first feared. While the university press will not be eliminated, university officials said that its budget will be cut and that operations like the press need to take cuts to protect the jobs of faculty members.
July 13, 2009
What amounts to good news for endowment managers these days wouldn't have been good news a few years ago. But Bloomberg reported that several colleges with large endowments are finding that their losses for the fiscal year just ended are slightly smaller than projected and several that expected the current fiscal year to produce more losses are now projecting a flat year.
July 13, 2009
The Nevada Board of Regents on Friday ended David Ashley's presidency at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, returning him to the faculty, The Las Vegas Sun reported. Regents cited Ashley's lobbying of legislators, whom he told that UNLV was being disproportionately cut in the budget process. While Ashley said he was doing his job to protect the campus, and student leaders agreed, regents said that he undermined the unity of the state higher education system.
July 13, 2009
If all goes according to plan, Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia, will be the first Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
July 13, 2009
With big changes looming, a flurry of news developments -- action and promises from Congress, reports on Perkins Loans and guarantee agencies -- add to the uncertainty.
July 10, 2009
Menahem Ben-Sasson, professor of the history of the Jewish people at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel, has been named president there.Pamela Benoit, vice provost for advanced studies and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri at Columbia, has been chosen as executive vice president and provost at Ohio University.

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