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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April 20, 2009
Colby College has become the latest institution to shift its admissions policies with regard to standardized testings for applicants. Colby has until now required all students to submit SAT or ACT scores. The college has approved a five-year experiment in which applicants will have the option of instead submitted three SAT subject test scores.
April 20, 2009
A legislative committee in Oregon on Friday amended a bill -- which would have required public colleges and universities to interview minority candidates before hiring football coaches -- to apply the requirement to include head coaches in all sports as well as other key positions in the athletics department, The Oregonian reported.
April 20, 2009
A board committee at the College of William and Mary has approved an eight-year research project, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, documenting black history at the university and in the Williamsburg area, the Newport News Daily Press reported.
April 20, 2009
Playboy, which has periodically ranked "party schools," announced Friday it would issue such reviews annually, potentially setting up a challenge with Princeton Review, whose guidebook is best known for its party school rankings. The differing methodologies of the two operations result in different "winners" of the competition that most administrators would prefer to lose.
April 17, 2009
Nine universities have received mysterious seven-figure gifts in recent weeks, in return for a promise not to seek the identity of the donor, the Associated Press reported. All of the institutions identified by the AP are public, and most are not flagships. The mystery donor used lawyers or intermediaries to deliver the funds, and requested that most of the money be used for scholarships.
April 17, 2009
Yeshiva University, which invested and lost millions with Bernard Madoff, has revised its conflict of interest rules, barring trustees from doing business with the university, Bloomberg reported. Madoff was a member of Yeshiva's board, as was Ezra Merkin, whose investment firm sent Yeshiva's funds to Madoff.
April 17, 2009
Players and the coach of the volleyball team at Quinnipiac University, backed by the Connecticut chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, have sued the university in federal court, charging that its plans to eliminate the sport violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The suit charges that, even before proposing to eliminate the sport, the university failed all of the possible tests for compliance with Title IX.
April 17, 2009
Georgetown University and President Obama have come under criticism for a decision to cover religious iconography in a university building where Obama gave a speech Tuesday. As one Georgetown professor pointed out on his blog, the letters IHS, symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ, were obscured when Obama spoke on the economy at the Roman Catholic university's Gaston Hall.
April 17, 2009
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the seminary and graduate school of the Reform branch of Judaism, may have to close two of its three American campuses because of financial troubles, the Los Angeles Times reported. The college is facing endowment declines, flat donations and pension difficulties, leading to the possible closures.
April 17, 2009
Some professors at Florida International University are planning to hand deliver a copy of the university's sexual harassment policy to Isiah Thomas as basketball coach, The New York Times reported. Thomas was at the center of a sexual harassment suit in which a federal jury awarded $11 million, and professors are raising questions about the message the university is sending about harassment by hiring him.

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