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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January 25, 2010
Hotel workers are again having disputes with San Francisco hotels, and some groups are calling for boycotts. The Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association has announced that it may move its annual meeting -- scheduled to start March 31 in San Francisco -- to another city. The association is currently polling speakers scheduled to appear at the meeting to determine the impact of a switch in cities.
January 25, 2010
Elsevier is pushing the only one of its journals that doesn't use peer review -- Medical Hypotheses -- to start using peer review, Times Higher Education reported. The journal has to date published articles that its editor -- Bruce Charlton, professor of theoretical medicine at the University of Buckingham -- believes are "radical, interesting and well argued," Times Higher said.
January 25, 2010
Chicago State University wants its statue back. A columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times revealed Friday that a $25,000 statue of an African slave (bought by the university with state funds that were earmarked for a financial aid center) is apparently now in the possession of State Rep. Monique Davis.
January 22, 2010
Several Christian institutions have in recent months announced purchases of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
January 22, 2010
Tennessee legislators have approved legislation -- expected to soon be signed into law -- that would ease the transfer of students from community colleges to four-year institutions, and would shift much of the state's funding of higher ed from a formula based on enrollment to one based on graduation rates, The Tennessean reported.
January 22, 2010
Colleges in a tracking project of the American College Health Association are continuing to report fewer new cases of H1N1 or similar illnesses, but some campuses are reporting gains in the percentage of students who have been vaccinated. Nationally, only about 9 percent of students at the colleges being tracked have been vaccinated. But the association is now reporting that with increased availability of the vaccine, some campuses report rates in the 25-30 percent range.
January 22, 2010
The Gateway to College Program, which helps high school dropouts and near-dropouts finish high school while they get a start on college-level courses, is announcing today $13 million in grants from four foundations to expand to 15 more community colleges and in some new directions. The program now works with 24 two-year institutions in 15 states, including Portland Community College in Oregon, where it was founded.
January 22, 2010
Government officials in India have removed university status from 44 institutions, saying that reviews of them raised questions about their quality, BBC News reported. Government officials say that they will take steps to assure that the 200,000 students currently enrolled at the institutions are not hurt by the change in status for the institutions, but many of the students (and some of the educators at the institutions) are protesting.
January 22, 2010
The Irish government has proposed breaking up the National University of Ireland, and letting its individual universities and colleges largely manage themselves, The Irish Times reported. The government says that the individual institutions would be able to offer the same educational programs, and that funds would be saved.
January 22, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Jim comes to college with big academic ambitions, struggles with his grades as he balances course work with basketball and a social life, but emerges having found a career path that flows from his interest in sports. Yasmin, a high school overachiever like many of her peers of South Asian descent, gets A's and B's but feels like her grades aren't good, values social relationships over her mostly "boring" courses, and seems to relish her academic work only at the point (in her junior year) when she sees it as linked to her to her personal and family life.

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