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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May 11, 2009
The University of Rochester devoted the home page of its Web site this weekend (continuing today) to a Mother's Day salute. One hundred students posed with notes for their mothers. Each time the page is reloaded a different student appears. A similar approach is planned for commencement weekend.
May 11, 2009
Two British academics have conducted a survey of colleges and universities in the country, finding that few of them have policies barring students or faculty members from working in the sex industry, The Times Higher reported. At the same time, many colleges have "unwritten assumptions" discouraging such out-of-class employment.
May 11, 2009
Obama pushes changes to help ex-workers keep benefits even as they seek more education or training, and promises new look at role of community colleges.
May 11, 2009
Tony Chan, assistant director for mathematics and physical sciences at the National Science Foundation, has been named president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.Dan McAlexander, provost at Belmont University, in Tennessee, has been appointed as president of LaGrange College, in Georgia.Susan Phillips, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs and dean of the School of Education
May 8, 2009
Obama administration details 2010 spending plan unveiled in February, which would increase and lock in Pell Grant funding and double spending on basic science over a decade.
May 8, 2009
Bob Kerrey announced Thursday that he will leave the presidency of the New School in June 2011, when his contract expires. He said in a statement that his intent has long been to leave at that time, but he also acknowledged the controversies at the New School, whose student and faculty groups have become increasingly critical of his management. "To understate the case this has been a challenging semester for the university and my family," he said.
May 8, 2009
Supporters are rallying around the Louisiana State University Press, which is on a list of units at LSU that may face deep cuts or even elimination. The many distinctions of the press include winning four Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other academic publisher. The press is also the only university press to have won Pulitzer Prizes in both fiction and poetry.
May 8, 2009
Wesleyan University will resume normal operations today, after a tense day in which most activities were called off after police found journals of a man suspected of murdering a student on Wednesday, and the suspect's writings indicated that he wanted to kill other students, especially Jewish students. The university issued security alerts to those on the campus, and informed students when the suspect turned himself in to police in a nearby town late Thursday.
May 8, 2009
Intercollegiate athletics, dormant at Roosevelt University for 20 years, will return. The university on Thursday announced a plan to create a minimum of 12 teams over the next five years, with the first squads competing in 2010. The university will not offer athletic scholarships. Students pushed for the return of athletics. While Roosevelt is best known for having nontraditional older students, in recent years it has been enrolling more full-time, traditional age undergraduates.
May 8, 2009
A doctoral student's unpublished study suggesting a link between extensive Facebook use and lower grades received a ton of attention last month. Now a new study finds no such correlation. The new study, published in the journal First Monday, used large samples and found no negative relationship between grades and Facebook use.

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