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 24, 2009
Linda Bunnell announced Thursday that she is resigning on May 31 as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Her note to the campus did not reference recent controversies, but she has been involved in several conflicts with the institution's fund raising arm. In addition, she recently admitted to leaving the scene of an accident after she hit another car while driving a state vehicle.
April 24, 2009
University of Connecticut students are angry about an art exhibit in the main library and are pushing to have it moved. The Hartford Courant reported that students object to works created by Randall Nelson, a sculptor known for his work with dead birds.
April 23, 2009
Madonna Constantine has sued Teachers College of Columbia University for $200 million.
April 23, 2009
A lawsuit has accused William Meehan, president of Jacksonville State University, of plagiarizing portions of his dissertation. The Associated Press reported that a Jacksonville State professor is suing Meehan in a dispute over ownership of a collection of plant samples, and included the plagiarism charges to establish a pattern in which Meehan is alleged to take work produced by others. The AP reviewed the dissertation and the work supposedly copied and found similarities.
April 23, 2009
Trinity College, in Connecticut, is facing scrutiny from the state attorney general over its use of an endowment that was created by a donor for one purpose but that apparently was used for other programs as well, The Wall Street Journal reported. According to the article, the funds were designated for use for a business professorship and the donor specifically stated that he didn't want to give general discretion to the college to use the endowment income for other areas.
April 23, 2009
Hundreds of scientists and their supporters held a rally at the University of California at Los Angeles to back the right of researchers to use animals in their studies and to oppose increasingly violent attacks on professors, the Los Angeles Times reported. While many scientists have been angry at the tactics of the more extreme parts of the animal rights movement, the UCLA protest was an unusually public response.
April 23, 2009
Graduate schools need to recruit and graduate a more diverse student body, according to a report being issued today by the Council of Graduate Schools. "Our nation is becoming increasingly diverse, yet Hispanic and African American students are highly underrepresented in graduate schools, particularly in fields such as science and engineering, where each group makes up less than 10 percent of graduate enrollment and approximately 5 percent of new Ph.D.'s," the report says.
April 23, 2009
The University of North Dakota’s athletic teams will continue to be known as the “Fighting Sioux,” for the time being. Tuesday, during an election of tribal officials, members of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe voted to approve the university’s current nickname.
April 23, 2009
French officials are demanding that university students and professors stop strikes and protests so that regular classes can resume, The Guardian reported. The protests aim to block President Nikolas Sarkozy's government from carrying out its planned higher education reforms, which critics say will give too much power to administrators and the government.
April 23, 2009
As debate about structure of loan programs rages, aid administrators' group offers broad (and presumably costly) framework for overhaul of entire system of financing students' education.

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