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 1, 2009
Layoffs and job eliminations continue to grow. Northland College, in Wisconsin, announced that 13 faculty and staff members were losing their positions. The faculty jobs eliminated involve five non-tenured professors, who will not have their contracts renewed after the coming academic year, The Daily Press reported.
June 1, 2009
Tensions are growing between Australia and India over a series of attacks on Indian students studying in Australia, Reuters reported. The attacks have attracted major media attention in India. In one recent incident, four Indian students in Melbourne were attacked with screwdrivers by a gang.
May 29, 2009
Women accounted for 57 percent of the bachelor's degrees and 62 percent of the associate degrees awarded in the 2006-7 academic year. That is one of the figures in "The Condition of Education 2009," the latest edition of an annual compilation of statistics released by the U.S. Education Department. Among the other higher education findings:
May 29, 2009
Miami Dade College took the first steps Thursday toward the equivalent of an enrollment cap, announcing that state budget cuts had forced it to cancel upcoming open houses because it doubted it would be able to admit students who had not already enrolled for the fall.
May 28, 2009
Members of the University and College Union again voted Wednesday to boycott Israeli universities, but leaders of the union -- the largest for British academe -- said that the vote would be void due to legal questions about whether the organization can take such a stance, The Guardian reported.
May 28, 2009
With Louisiana State University facing deep budget cuts, the Louisiana State University Press could face reductions so severe that they would endanger its ability to continue. University officials have said that they want to save the LSU Press, but that they face limited, undesirable choices unless the state comes up with more money. This week two major humanities organizations wrote to the state's governor, Bobby Jindal, urging him to make sure the press survives.
May 28, 2009
The Justice Department's antitrust division is investigating the purchase by Blackboard of Angel Learning, one of its rivals in the course management industry. Such inquiries do not mean that the government plans to challenge the purchase, only that it is conducting an investigation. Blackboard revealed the inquiry in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in which it indicated that it is cooperating with requests for information.
May 28, 2009
It would be "absurd" for the State of California to alter its Constitution to strip the University of California of its relative independence from state regulation, university officials said in a formal response to legislation introduced this week by several legislators.
May 28, 2009
Linda Bleicken, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia Southern University, has been selected as president of Armstrong Atlantic State University, also in Georgia.Susan Desmond-Hellmann, president of product development for Genentech, has been appointed chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco.Phil DiStefano, interim chancellor at the University
May 27, 2009
Gathering of policy makers and researchers reveals widespread agreement that financial aid system should be streamlined -- but offers little confidence that it will be.

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