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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April 20, 2010
Laureate Education, the company that owns Walden University and more than 50 other for-profit colleges and universities worldwide, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in National Hispanic University, a nonprofit institution with a campus in San Jose, Calif.
April 20, 2010
A provision in the new health care law would make young adults eligible to be covered by their parents’ insurance plans through age 26 -- but the measure won't take effect until late September.
April 20, 2010
An anonymous reviewer on Amazon's Web site known for her harsh attacks on some historians exempted the historian Orlando Figes, and it's now clear why. The Associated Press reported that the reviewer in question was Figes's wife, Stephanie Palmer. A lawyer for Figes has denied that he knew anything about the identity of the (until now) unknown author.
April 20, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Undoing another legacy of its predecessor, the Obama administration today plans to withdraw a 2005 clarification of a federal anti-discrimination law that critics saw as weakening enforcement of gender equity in college athletics.
April 19, 2010
B. James Dawson, chief operating officer and chancellor of Lincoln Memorial University's main campus, has been promoted to president at the university, in Tennessee.John A. Fry, president of Franklin & Marshall College, in Pennsylvania, has been selected as president of Drexel University, also in Pennsylvania.Jerome A.
April 19, 2010
A federal study undertaken in the wake of the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech examines the history and extent of violence directed at college campuses. "Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Education," by the Education Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S.
April 19, 2010
Daniel LaVista was named Friday as the next chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District. LaVista, a newcomer to California, is executive director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Earlier in his career, he led three different community colleges: the College of Lake County, the Community College of Baltimore County and McHenry County College.In an interview Friday, LaVista said he was attracted to the job by the idea of being closer to the campuses and their students than he is in a statewide role.
April 19, 2010
Rockingham County, Va., police raided the offices of the student newspaper of James Madison University Friday, seizing photographs of a recent off-campus party that attracted thousands and was marred by arrests and violence, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Although the police had a search warrant, the Student Press Law Center is criticizing the raid as an inappropriate infringement on the freedoms of the student press.
April 19, 2010
Members of the American Association of University Professors have elected Cary Nelson to a third two-year term as president of the association. Nelson is professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has stressed such issues as the impact of budget cuts on professors, the treatment of non-tenure-track faculty members and graduate students, and academic freedom.
April 19, 2010
Citing budget cuts facing the entire university, the University of California at Davis announced Friday that it is eliminating four of its intercollegiate athletic teams: women's rowing, men's wrestling, men's swimming and diving, and men's indoor track and field. The teams' members are 73 women and 80 men. The cuts will save about $5 million over the next five years, and are also part of a plan to eliminate a deficit in the athletics department.

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