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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June 18, 2009
The U.S. military academies reported a surge in applications this year, The New York Times reported. Many colleges that are relatively inexpensive or that offer generous financial aid reported application increases this year, and the military academies are free. But they also have military service requirements after graduation that represent a more lasting and serious commitment than most students must make when selecting a college.
June 18, 2009
The University of California at Davis has agreed to add a women's varsity field hockey team and also to add more money to develop club sports, under a settlement of a lawsuit filed by female athletes charging violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, The Sacramento Bee reported. University officials said that they didn't think the suit was needed, but that they were happy to reach an agreement to resolve it.
June 18, 2009
Illinois College is the latest institution to announce that it will no longer require ACT or SAT scores of all applicants. The requirement will remain in place for home-schooled or international students.
June 18, 2009
Analysis of federal data by career college foundation suggests for-profit institutions' success in getting underprepared students their degrees.
June 17, 2009
Bethune-Cookman University, in Florida, announced Tuesday night that it has fired four faculty members for sexual harassment of students, The News-Journal reported. The firings followed an investigation prompted by a student complaint. The university did not reveal details or the names of the faculty members involved, but said that the incidents involved inappropriate conduct with female students.
June 17, 2009
The interim chancellor of North Carolina State University has declared invalid a severance package approved for the former provost by the former chancellor, The Raleigh News & Observer reported. The package for then-provost Larry Nielsen would have extended the provost's pay for three years after he returned to the faculty, which he promptly did -- amid a scandal over the appointment of the former governor's wife to a highly paid position.
June 17, 2009
A special state commission examining the way the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign handled admissions involving politically connected applicants heard testimony Tuesday that these decisions were made at high administrative levels, ignoring admissions officers, the Chicago Tribune reported.
June 17, 2009
Two weeks ago the Internal Revenue Service raised the hopes of many campus business officers by suggesting ways it might relax federal rules governing how employers must account for usage of cell phones they provide to workers, regulations that have proved vexing (and expensive) in some federal audits of colleges and universities.
June 17, 2009
More than 20 percent of medical schools showed improvement in the PharmFree Scorecard, released Tuesday for 2009, which judges medical schools on how well they prevent conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry. The project is run by the American Medical Student Association, which says that it sees plenty of room for improvement. Of the 149 medical schools in the United States, 9 received an A grade, 36 a B, 18 a C, 17 a D, and 35 an F.
June 17, 2009
The chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, whose own term is due to end this month, recommended to the system's regents Tuesday that they fire David Ashley, president of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The letter from Chancellor James E. Rogers to the members of the Board of Regents, recommended that "Dr. Ashley's contract not be renewed and that you consider immediate termination of the contract as president....

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