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
The Commonfund Institute on Monday announced that it is currently projecting a 2.8 percent increase in the Higher Education Price Index -- an inflation rate for colleges and universities -- for fiscal 2009. The figure will continue to be refined. Commonfund also announced that it is revising the way it calculates the rate so that all data are aligned with a July-June academic fiscal year. Until now, different calendars have sometimes been used for some of the spending that goes into the rate, resulting in the rate at times appearing too high or too low.
April 28, 2009
Providence College has denied student groups permission to have Tom Tancredo, a former member of Congress who is an outspoken proponent of tough enforcement of immigration laws, speak on campus, The Providence Journal reported. A spokeswoman for the college noted that the request came late, and that one of the requests came from a group -- Youth for Western Civilization -- that is not recognized by the college.
April 28, 2009
As of Monday, American higher education was not feeling a direct impact from the worries internationally about swine flu -- but colleges are preparing and trying to educate students about risks. Yale University sent this information to all students, urging them to seek medical attention if they experience any flu-like symptoms.
April 28, 2009
Part of the Bologna Process involves the standardization of three-year undergraduate degrees across Europe -- prompting debates in the United States about how three-year degrees should be viewed in graduate admissions. A new survey of U.S.
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.

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