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 in Bethesda, Md.

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January 13, 2010
A study by a San Diego State University psychology professor has found that high school and college students are more stressed today than earlier generations of students during the Depression, the Associated Press reported.
January 13, 2010
Proposed cuts to the budgets of British universities are bringing predictions of dire consequences from faculty unions and from administrators, The Guardian reported. The main faculty union is projecting that the budget cuts could create some of the largest average class sizes in the world and that thousands of academics will need to be on public assistance.
January 13, 2010
Kateri Carmola, assistant professor of political science at Middlebury College, in Vermont, has been promoted to associate professor there.
January 12, 2010
A former reunions campaign official who is suing Cornell University in a dispute on overtime payments threatened to release e-mail messages that he says show the university will admit mediocre students in return for certain levels of contributions, The Ithaca Journal reported. The employee's former lawyer outlined the issue in a letter to Cornell, suggesting that release of the e-mails would result from failure to resolve the overtime dispute.
January 12, 2010
Arizona State University has settled a lawsuit brought by two groups that advocate for the blind, challenging the university's participation in a program in which students were given Kindles for various educational purposes. The organizations charged that the program discriminated against blind people because the Kindle was not designed in ways to enable blind people to use it.
January 12, 2010
Reports have emerged that meeting space at the University of Oregon has been used for the meetings of an organization with Nazi-style views about Jews and where members have engaged in Nazi salutes.
January 12, 2010
Harvard University said in financial filings that it is among 40 colleges that will undergo Internal Revenue Service audits stemming from the agency's broad compliance review in higher education, Bloomberg reported.
January 12, 2010
A federal panel has urged the use of random drug tests and other enhanced security measures to monitor researchers who work with the deadliest pathogens, the Associated Press reported. And the report recommended extra scrutiny of those researchers who are foreign nationals.
January 12, 2010
A Chinese businessman is facing criticism by some in his country over a gift of $8,888,888 to Yale University, AFP reported. The gift has attracted attention because Zhang Lei selected the figure based on the luck associated in Chinese culture with the numeral eight. While some in China have praised the gift, many have responded on Web discussion boards by attacking him for giving to an American institution.
January 12, 2010
Teresa A. Sullivan, provost at the University of Michigan, was on Monday named the next president of the University of Virginia. Sullivan will succeed John T. Casteen III, who is stepping down at the end of this academic year, his 20th as president.

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