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 2, 2009
Pacific Oaks College announced Wednesday that it is seeking to be merged into another institution. The California college has long been known for its highly personal, non-traditional approach to training teachers.
April 2, 2009
The Texas Senate's version of a budget bill for the next biennium would bar the use of state funds for stem cell research. While the measure could be stripped for the final budget bill in a House-Senate conference, the measure's inclusion has angered many scientists, who have been pleased that President Obama has ended the Bush administration's limits on federal funds for the research. A ban on the use of state funds would make it difficult for faculty members at public universities to conduct such work, even if federal funds were used for the studies.
April 2, 2009
Student and faculty leaders at Chicago State University are objecting to the two finalists named for the presidency there, the Chicago Tribune reported, viewing them as political insiders at a time that the institution could use an outside academic perspective. One finalist is Wayne Watson, chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago, who has clashed numerous times with faculty members there, Professors voted no confidence in him in 2005, following a strike.
April 1, 2009
About 28,000 applicants to the University of California at San Diego, who were rejected a month ago, recently received an e-mail from the institution congratulating them on their admission. The bad news, the Los Angeles Times reported, is that the e-mail was an error and all of these students were in fact rejected. Mae Brown, admissions director, sent out a subsequent apology. "We recognized the incredible pain receiving this false encouragement caused," she said.
April 1, 2009
These are tough times in scholarly publishing, and several presses have eliminated jobs. At the University of New Mexico Press on Tuesday, some who lost jobs -- or fear that they will lose jobs in outsourcing of some operations -- responded by sending out a "press release" to reporters, to authors, to donors and others.
April 1, 2009
A House of Representatives committee on Tuesday approved legislation designed to improve coordination of federal science education programs. The measure (HR 1709), which was drafted and passed by the House Science Committee, would establish a panel to oversee and ensure the effective interaction of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs sponsored by the various federal research agencies.
April 1, 2009
President of SUNY's Buffalo State College becomes first minority leader of one of Washington's six major higher education associations.
April 1, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's 2010 budget proposal in February to eliminate the lender-based guaranteed student loan program poured gasoline on the longstanding (and, to many, tiresome) debate over whether that program or the federal government's competing direct loan program is more efficient, cost effective, etc.
March 31, 2009
Bill to correct Higher Education Act errors would make several substantive changes, including putting off controversial bidding process for federal parent loans.
March 31, 2009
Students from ethnic groups in the Middle East and surrounding regions are pushing the University of California to add a "Middle Eastern" box on admissions forms, saying that they do not feel comfortable with either "white" or "other," the Los Angeles Times reported. At the University of California at Los Angeles, groups representing Arab, Iranian, Afghan and Armenian students are pushing for the change.

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