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 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.
April 27, 2009
Proponents of proposal to eliminate the guaranteed loan program may overstate projected cost savings and overlook what it would wipe away, Kevin Bruns writes.
April 27, 2009
George M. Zinkhan III, who holds an endowed chair at the University of Georgia, is the prime suspect in a triple murder on Saturday, and is at large. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that police said Sunday that ZInkhan is "probably in hiding somewhere" and may be in a state of "desperation." Zinkhan is wanted in the shooting deaths of three people, including his wife and Thomas C.
April 27, 2009
Spring parties at large universities frequently result in clashes with police, arrests and vandalism. This weekend saw altercations and arrests at the University of Connecticut and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, among other campuses. At Kent State University, a similar situation developed and police fired pellets and used pepper spray to gain control of the situation.
April 27, 2009
Norman Finkelstein, the controversial scholar and critic of Israel who was denied tenure at DePaul University in 2007, will be permitted to speak at Clark University. John Bassett, the president at Clark, called off a planned appearance by Finkelstein, saying that his appearance at the same time that the university was holding a conference on the Holocaust could detract from that event.
April 27, 2009
"Major progress" has been made in negotiations for Antioch University to transfer Antioch College to its own board, clearing the way for the revival of the college, the Great Lakes Colleges Association announced Sunday night. The association has been mediating negotiations between the university, which suspended the college's operations, and alumni who want the college -- the residential liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio -- to operate on its own.
April 27, 2009
The board of Southern Illinois University plans to adopt rules requiring trustees to report any potential conflict of interest -- including "indirect" benefits -- for consideration of whether the board members should recuse themselves from various matters, the Chicago Tribune reported.
April 27, 2009
Classes are expected to resume today at the University of Quebec at Montreal, ending a faculty strike that started March 16. The Montreal Gazette reported that professors voted to accept a contract that calls for an 11 percent salary increase over four years. Under the contract, more than 145 professors will be hired over the next five years.
April 27, 2009
President says eliminating guaranteed loan program is essential to helping students afford college -- but warns that tuition increases must slow.

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