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 25, 2008
There are many miles (and, more literally, possibly several months) to go before the federal budgeting process for the 2009 fiscal year is complete, and therefore much could change. But based on the initial signs, the latest of which came Tuesday when a Senate appropriations subcommittee drafted a spending bill for education, health and labor programs, the National Institutes of Health appears to be in line for the sort of hefty increase that biomedical research advocates have been begging for. Most student aid programs, however, would receive no new funds.
June 24, 2008
Although Alabama legislators rebuffed attempts to toughen enforcement of for-profit colleges, state officials take string of actions to crack down on unaccredited colleges.
June 23, 2008
U. of California asserts that it would not comply with legislation protecting student newspaper advisers from firings over content disputes. Is it allowed to pick and choose which state laws to follow?
June 20, 2008
Ronald Champagne, interim president of Shimer College, in Illinois, has been named president of Merrimack College, in Massachusetts.David Eastwood, chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, has been appointed as vice chancellor of the University of Birmingham, in Britain.
June 20, 2008
There's never enough money, it seems. Virtually every spring and summer, as Congress begins to allocate federal funds for the next fiscal year, lawmakers face some of their most vexing dilemmas in the bill that appropriates funds for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, which provides the bulk of federal domestic spending.
June 19, 2008
The association's rule enforcers increasingly compel colleges to forfeit their past victories and championships, much to their consternation.
June 18, 2008
At meeting of athletics reform group, NCAA officials say they strive to balance penalties and encouragement in new academic regime and traditional enforcement process.
June 16, 2008
Much has been made of the need to improve access to higher education for students from low-income backgrounds and those who are part of the first generation in their families to attend college. But the many recent initiatives by colleges to increase their recruitment of and financial aid for such students will only truly succeed if the traditionally underrepresented students thrive academically once they're there. New data compiled by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education suggest that on that count, the picture is not good.
June 13, 2008
Linda P. Brady, senior vice president and provost at the University of Oregon, has been named chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.George E. Cooper, deputy administrator for Science and Education Resources Development at the U.S.
June 12, 2008
Investor's bid to bail out a financially ailing business institution in the Ohio city offers hope but also carries risks -- arguably for all involved.

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