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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July 9, 2009
Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell on Wednesday signed legislation to increase regulation of credit card marketing focused on college students. The legislation:Prohibits credit card companies from marketing during orientation and class registration periods.Requires companies to distribute credit management education materials along with marketing materials.Bars companies from offering gifts at athletics events.Bars colleges from selling student names and addresses to credit card companies.
July 9, 2009
Analysis of federal statistics shows rise in borrowing for college, especially costlier and riskier alternative loans.
July 8, 2009
For all their talk about how damaging and risky the Obama administration's student loan proposal could be for students and the country, leaders in the student loan industry appear to be willing to live with the plan in its broad outlines -- or at least to have concluded that they can't do too much to derail it.
July 8, 2009
Shahid Ansari, dean of faculty and professor of behavioral and managerial accounting at Babson College, has been promoted to provost there.Cynthia Farr Brown, assistant vice president of national programs at Lesley University, in Massachusetts, has been appointed as vice president of academic affairs at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.David K.
July 8, 2009
A senior administrator at the State University of New York has taken the unusual step of publicly scolding trustees involved in the search for a new president of Nassau Community College for breaching confidentiality. The complaint, in a memo posted on the college's Web site, stresses the importance of confidentiality.
July 8, 2009
A former assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham engaged in scientific misconduct by reporting false information from research in seven publications, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. In an announcement published in the Federal Register, the agency's Office of Research Integrity said that Juan Luis R.
July 7, 2009
The Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission has ordered Edmonds Community College to restore the job of Margaret West, an adjunct whose contract was not renewed at just the point that she was elected to lead the faculty union, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers. West was in fact the first part timer elected to that post -- and the state labor board agreed with her complaint that she lost her position because of her union activities. The college was ordered to give her back her job and back pay.
July 7, 2009
With summer jobs much more difficult for students to find, some colleges are hiring more students than in previous years for summer work on campus, USA Today reported. Saint John's University, in Minnesota, created 80 such jobs, most involving physical labor such as painting dormitory rooms, while the College of Wooster, in Ohio, hired more than 200 students for summer work, nearly triple the number hired most summers, the newspaper said.
July 7, 2009
The National Institutes of Health on Monday published final guidelines governing federal sponsorship of research on embryonic stem cells, rules that will have the effect of expanding scientists' access to existing stem cell lines and setting clear boundaries for creating eligible lines going forward.
July 7, 2009
George Washington University is planning to increase, to 10 percent from 6 percent, the share of its $1 billion endowment invested in farms, Bloomberg reported. The news service quoted one of the university's analysts as saying that the fund already has farm investments in Latin America and Eastern Europe and is now looking to Australia.

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