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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September 28, 2009
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday announced that it would authorize checks of up to $3,000 for students who have applied for educational benefits but have not yet received their funds. The checks will be distributed to eligible students at VA regional benefits offices, starting October 2. "Students should be focusing on their studies, not worrying about financial difficulties,” said a statement from Eric Shinseki, secretary of veterans affairs.
September 28, 2009
Robert J. Birgeneau and Frank D. Yeary, the chancellor and vice chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, proposed in a Washington Post essay on Sunday that a select group of leading public universities receive federal funds for operating support.
September 28, 2009
City College of San Francisco has already made news with some of its strategies for raising money in a terrible budget year. Now the college is planning a large-scale garage sale, renting a campus parking lot to vendors to sell items, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The rental fees will be used to restore some of the hundreds of courses that had been called off due to budget cuts.
September 28, 2009
U.S. Senate plan would have states collect students' test scores and other information and link it to wide range of other systems.
September 28, 2009
Juliette B. Bell, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University, in North Carolina, has been chosen as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State University, in Ohio.
September 25, 2009
Photo: Stephanie Lee Protest at UC-Berkeley Thursday
September 25, 2009
Jehuda Reinharz announced Thursday that he will step down as president of Brandeis University after the end of the current academic year or when a successor is selected. The university's announcement listed many accomplishments of his 15-year tenure as president and included glowing praise from trustee leaders.
September 25, 2009
The U.S. Senate approved legislation Thursday that would give the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts $161.3 million each in the 2010 fiscal year, $6.3 million more than the two agencies are receiving this year. The legislation, which provides funds for the Interior Department and numerous other agencies, also includes funds for tribal college programs through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
September 25, 2009
The U.S. Education Department's Family Policy Compliance Office has published guidance for colleges and universities on their obligations for reporting information about their students when the U.S. Census Bureau comes calling on their campuses for the 2010 population census.
September 25, 2009
When teams are winning and things are good, sports programs can bring colleges and universities publicity they couldn't afford to buy. But it cuts the other way, too, as the University of Kansas and the State University of New York at Binghamton are learning -- painfully -- right now. Both universities have been embarrassed in recent days by the high-profile misbehavior of their athletes, leading to broader questioning about priorities.

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