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 29, 2009
The U.S. Education Department announced Tuesday that it was sending about $1.3 billion to five states as some of the initial distributions from the State Stabilization Fund, which is designed to help governments backfill cuts they've made to their elementary, secondary and higher education systems. The states and the amounts they are to receive are Maine ($130 million), Minnesota ($547 million), Mississippi ($321 million), Oregon ($382 million) and Utah ($321 million).
April 29, 2009
Congress's compromise budget resolution clears way for White House plan to push restructuring of student financial aid -- but signals lawmakers' skepticism of ending role for private and state lenders.
April 29, 2009
Presidents, budget officers and professors hold similar views about nature and extent of public higher ed's finance problems, but diverge widely on potential solutions, survey finds. Talk among yourselves, authors urge.
April 28, 2009
The ailing national economy led Moody's Investors Service to downgrade 12 of the colleges and nonprofit groups whose debt it rated in the first quarter of 2009, and upgrade none, the ratings agency said in a report Monday.
April 28, 2009
The Commonfund Institute on Monday announced that it is currently projecting a 2.8 percent increase in the Higher Education Price Index -- an inflation rate for colleges and universities -- for fiscal 2009. The figure will continue to be refined. Commonfund also announced that it is revising the way it calculates the rate so that all data are aligned with a July-June academic fiscal year. Until now, different calendars have sometimes been used for some of the spending that goes into the rate, resulting in the rate at times appearing too high or too low.
April 28, 2009
Providence College has denied student groups permission to have Tom Tancredo, a former member of Congress who is an outspoken proponent of tough enforcement of immigration laws, speak on campus, The Providence Journal reported. A spokeswoman for the college noted that the request came late, and that one of the requests came from a group -- Youth for Western Civilization -- that is not recognized by the college.
April 28, 2009
As of Monday, American higher education was not feeling a direct impact from the worries internationally about swine flu -- but colleges are preparing and trying to educate students about risks. Yale University sent this information to all students, urging them to seek medical attention if they experience any flu-like symptoms.
April 28, 2009
Part of the Bologna Process involves the standardization of three-year undergraduate degrees across Europe -- prompting debates in the United States about how three-year degrees should be viewed in graduate admissions. A new survey of U.S.
April 28, 2009
Northern Illinois University last week gave a special alumni honor to the Sereno Family -- two brothers and four sisters who came from modest means, earned their undergraduate degrees at the institution, and went on to earn Ph.D.'s from top programs and to pursue academic careers.
April 28, 2009
The University of Oregon's oversight board for club sports has ended the Ultimate Frisbee team's season -- although the squad was a leading contender for a national championship -- following complaints that team members played in the nude in a recent match against Oregon State University, The Eugene Register-Guard reported. Officials noted that the team had previously been involved in drinking incidents and had received speeding tickets.

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