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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September 29, 2009
An official in Canada's Science Ministry sent an e-mail to the country's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council suggesting that its grant to support a controversial York University conference on the Middle East would make it difficult for the agency to support budget increases for the council. The e-mail was revealed by the Canadian Association of University Teachers, which criticized it as an unreasonable intrusion by the government into the grant-awarding process.
September 29, 2009
A faculty member at Marshall University is charging the education school dean with changing two grades given to the daughter of the state treasurer, The Charleston Daily Mail reported. University officials say that the grade changes - from incomplete to A's -- were based on additional work.
September 29, 2009
Canadian universities are seeing an increase in the number of American students, many of whom find that they can enroll at half the cost they would face at leading private universities in the United States, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The article cited data from the the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, showing that American enrollments hit 8,200 in 2007-08, up from 3,312 a decade ago.
September 29, 2009
Adam F. Falk, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, has been named the next president of Williams College. Falk is a theoretical physicist, whose work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.
September 29, 2009
Seminole Community College has become the latest Florida community colleges to rename itself as part of a shift to adding four-year programs. But as The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported, the college invited submissions from the public on possible name changes. While the college ended up going with a fairly modest name change, becoming Seminole State College of Florida, some proposals were more dramatic.
September 28, 2009
The board of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System on Friday restored the tenure system for new faculty members -- a system that the board had eliminated in March. The board acted two days after the state's attorney general issued an advisory statement finding that the board had exceeded its authority.
September 28, 2009
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday announced that it would authorize checks of up to $3,000 for students who have applied for educational benefits but have not yet received their funds. The checks will be distributed to eligible students at VA regional benefits offices, starting October 2. "Students should be focusing on their studies, not worrying about financial difficulties,” said a statement from Eric Shinseki, secretary of veterans affairs.
September 28, 2009
Robert J. Birgeneau and Frank D. Yeary, the chancellor and vice chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, proposed in a Washington Post essay on Sunday that a select group of leading public universities receive federal funds for operating support.
September 28, 2009
City College of San Francisco has already made news with some of its strategies for raising money in a terrible budget year. Now the college is planning a large-scale garage sale, renting a campus parking lot to vendors to sell items, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The rental fees will be used to restore some of the hundreds of courses that had been called off due to budget cuts.
September 28, 2009
U.S. Senate plan would have states collect students' test scores and other information and link it to wide range of other systems.

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