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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October 9, 2007
Greg Christy, vice president for institutional advancement at Dakota Wesleyan University, in South Dakota, has been selected as president of Northwestern College, in Iowa.G. Daniel Howard, vice president for university administration and international relations at the University of North Alabama, has been named vice chancellor for academic affairs and research at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.Augusta A.
October 9, 2007
Just-passed law creates new federal categories (and provides new funds) for "predominantly black," Asian and Native American institutions, avoiding conflict inherent in previous proposals.
October 5, 2007
GOP education leaders, seeking to influence Democrats, call for tough college cost provisions, abandoning new "auction" for student loans, and pressuring colleges on illegal downloading.
October 4, 2007
77 percent of Division I players earned degrees within six years, same as last year. But gains over time show traction for academic reform, NCAA leaders say.
October 4, 2007
Tired of students complaining about grades they don't like? It could be worse -- you could be sued. The Boston Globe reported that a student unhappy with his C grade at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst did just that, with a 15-count lawsuit in federal court.
October 3, 2007
Let's say you're a financial aid director (with his or her trusty lawyer in tow) at a college in New York State, and you're deciding what practices should govern your future dealings with students and loan providers in the highly charged climate in the wake of last spring's student loan scandal. The general principle is obvious -- less interaction, much more disclosure -- but on specifics, questions arise. Do we continue to have a preferred lender list, and if so, how many lenders should be on it?
October 2, 2007
Justices decline to hear several college cases, letting stand decisions involving a campus preacher's First Amendment rights and a soccer coach's alleged mistreatment of a female player.
September 28, 2007
For first time in nearly 25 years, federal support for university research in 2006 fell, when adjusted for inflation.
September 28, 2007
Or you may also invite the wrath of Congress. A House Republican seeks to cut off federal aid to Columbia University over speech by Iran's president.
September 28, 2007
President Bush on Thursday signed legislation that will sharply increase spending on Pell Grants and cut the interest rate on some student loans in half over five years, as college and student groups celebrated and administration officials and Congressional Democrats both took credit for the bill (or at least parts of it). Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) said he was "proud that the Democratic Congress has provided the greatest investment to help students and parents pay for college since the G.I.

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