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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June 7, 2010
While most colleges do not want students to bring their pets to campus, a minority of institutions are creating pet-welcoming dormitories, The New York Times reported. The article focuses on Stephens College, a women's institution in Missouri, which not only is letting students bring pets to a dormitory, but has set up a kennel to take care of animals when students are not in their rooms.
June 4, 2010
The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation has restored the accreditation of the English Language Institute at the University of South Florida. The accreditation had been revoked because the accreditor said that the institution's relationship with INTO University Partnerships, a British company that helps colleges recruit international students and manage language programs for them, constituted a change in institutional control that required a full review and approval by the accreditor.
June 4, 2010
The parents of Anastasia Megan, 13, have filed a complaint with the U.S. Education Department charging that Lake-Sumter Community College, in Florida, is engaged in illegal age discrimination by denying Megan admission, The Orlando Sentinel reported. Megan has been home-schooled and her parents say that she is done with high school work and ready for more advanced instruction than they can provide.
June 4, 2010
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and American Public University said Thursday that the for-profit online institution would become the retailer's "education provider," offering discounted courses to the company's 1.4 million employees and awarding them academic credit for "job learning and experience" gained at work.
June 4, 2010
A year ago, Sonia Sotomayor had to call off a commencement address she was to have given at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York when she was nominated to join the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, The New York Times reported, she will deliver this year's speech, and she will bring along her mother, a graduate of the college's nursing program.
June 4, 2010
The University of Nevada Board of Regents has approved a series of controversial cuts at the University of Nevada at Reno, in many cases over faculty objections, The Reno Gazette-Journal reported. Citing state budget cuts, the board voted to eliminate academic programs in animal biotechnology, agricultural economics, environmental economics, German studies and interior design, among others.
June 4, 2010
The Chinese University of Hong Kong has barred students from displaying a statue to honor the victims of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. A statement from the university characterizes the decision as upholding "the principle of political neutrality." but student leaders and others are calling the ban an infringement on free speech at the institution.
June 3, 2010
With a statement of support from a broad coalition of higher education groups, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers on Wednesday formally unveiled a set of "common core" academic standards that, the groups hope, could become a baseline for state expectations for what students must learn to be prepared for college and the work force.
June 3, 2010
Supporters of student health insurance plans who saw provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act threatening the plans were reassured Wednesday in a meeting with President Obama’s chief health care deputy.
June 3, 2010
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday appointed 15 people to a new panel charged with helping two-year colleges comply with a new federal requirement that degree-granting institutions report on their completion or graduation rates.

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