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 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.
April 22, 2009
Most higher ed associations sign letter urging Congress to ensure Pell Grant funding, despite reservations about eliminating guaranteed loan program.
April 22, 2009
Regional accrediting group contemplates major shift that would separate "compliance" from "improvement," with goal of increasing rigor and transparency of former and flexibility of latter.
April 22, 2009
The University of Louisville has concluded that a much-questioned doctorate it awarded -- for one semester of study -- was legitimate, The Louisville Courier-Journal reported. The doctorate was awarded to John Deasy in 2004 -- and appears to violate university rules about residency requirements.
April 22, 2009
Robert Shireman has long been a force in Washington, even when he's lived outside the Beltway. But he had probably never been a major player on Wall Street -- until Tuesday, when his appointment to a key post in the U.S. Education Department drove down the stocks of the publicly traded for-profit higher education companies.
April 22, 2009
The San Jose City Council Tuesday night voted down a proposal to install filters on public library computers to block access to pornography, The San Jose Mercury News reported. Because the city and San Jose State University jointly run the main public library branch, the issue has concerned the university, where many professors and others believe that filters would violate academic freedom and block material (in many cases non-pornographic, but sexually explicit) used for scholarship.
April 22, 2009
Marquette University's theology department last year asked the Faculty Council to study the ethics of a Roman Catholic university failing to offer health insurance to adjuncts. The Faculty Council has now come back and raised questions not only about that policy but many others. The group is asking the university to consider a number of questions, such as: Are some departments employing “permanent adjuncts,” and what are the implications if they are?
April 22, 2009
Pacific Oaks College, a non-traditional education college in Pasadena, has been facing threats of closure. But on Tuesday, the college announced that it has signed a letter of intent to negotiate a permanent affiliation with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. The goal of the negotiations is to ensure the continuation of Pacific Oaks programs, according to a joint statement by the two institutions.

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