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 in Bethesda, Md.

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March 4, 2010
Two Toyota managers have resigned from an advisory board for an automotive technology program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale after a professor there criticized the company at a Congressional hearing about the auto manufacturer's safety issues, Bloomberg reported. University officials said that Toyota had indicated that it would have liked to review the professor's work before it was presented to Congress.
March 4, 2010
Lake Michigan College has barred enrollment on any of the community college's campuses of students who have been convicted of sex crimes involving children, the Associated Press reported. The rule was adopted after a man who tried to enroll indicated that he was a sex offender whose crime had involved a child. The man was barred.
March 4, 2010
Baylor University today will announce a pledge of a $200 million bequest that will finance research related to aging in the university's College of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work and other programs. The donor, who comes from a family that has made other gifts to the university, is anonymous. The gift is the largest in the university's history.
March 4, 2010
A police officer at the University of Florida shot Kofi Adu-Brempong, a 35-year-old doctoral student in geography from Ghana, Tuesday night. A statement from the university said that a resident of the family housing unit where Abu-Brempong lives "called police after hearing the student screaming in his apartment. Officers tried to negotiate with the student for about an hour after he barricaded himself into his apartment.
March 4, 2010
Officials at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and St. Norbert College are investigating "white pride" fliers that turned up at both campuses recently, the Associated Press reported. Authorities are investigating and do not believe a student or employee is responsible.
March 4, 2010
Peter P. Smith's career in and out of higher education has not followed the straight and narrow. Amid forays into politics (as a member of Congress and lieutenant governor of Vermont) and international affairs (at UNESCO), Smith has been a higher education innovator, helping to found the statewide Community College of Vermont in 1970 and serving for 10 years as founding president of California State University's Monterey Bay campus, beginning in 1995.
March 4, 2010
Cynthia Anderson, vice president for student affairs at Youngstown State University, in Ohio, has been selected as president there. David M. Cohen, vice president/provost at Five Towns College, in New York, has been appointed provost at Briarcliffe College, also in New York.Kandi W.
March 3, 2010
5 foundations back new group to propel state efforts to get more people into and out of college with credentials.
March 3, 2010
Towson University fired an adjunct last week after he called himself, in class, a "nigger on a corporate plantation," The Baltimore Sun reported. Allen Zaruba, the adjunct, made the comment in a discussion of controversial works of art. Zaruba, who is white, told the Sun he realized that he shouldn't have made the remark and that he apologized for the comment, and didn't think it unsettled his class.
March 3, 2010
Northwest College, a community college in Wyoming, announced Tuesday that it will no longer recruit students based on their religion. The announcement follows controversy over the news that Paul B. Prestwich, the president, sent recruitment letters to about 1,000 Mormon high school students last month, encouraging them to apply.

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