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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December 4, 2009
A California jury has awarded $28,000, the equivalent of one year's salary, to Lorri Sulpizio, the former head coach of the women’s basketball team at San Diego Mesa College, after finding that the college had retaliated against Sulpizio when she complained about inadequate support for women's athletics. The National Center for Lesbian Rights, which represented Sulpizio, issued a statement declaring the win to be a "landmark" decision.
December 4, 2009
A Chinese court has approved a settlement between the Graduate Management Admission Council and a Chinese test-prep business that upholds the GMAC's copyright on the Graduate Management Admission Test. The council sued when it found that the company was using copyrighted materials in its programs. Western testing organizations have generally been frustrated with their limited legal ability to object to copyright violations in China, and so GMAC officials called the ruling a significant victory.
December 4, 2009
Achieving the Dream, a five-year-old effort to improve community colleges, has named a CEO: William Truehart, who formerly led Bryant University, Reading Is Fundamental and the Pittsburgh Foundation. The program helps states and community colleges use data to identify weaknesses at community colleges and to fix them. The program was created in 2004 by the Lumina Foundation.
December 4, 2009
The Health Sciences Center has ended the use of cats from a shelter in exercises on emergency medical techniques, The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported. Texas Tech did not indicate why it abandoned the use of the cats, but People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been campaigning against their use.... Chapman University meanwhile has found a new use for dogs.
December 4, 2009
24 public college systems develop new way of counting enrollments and completion rates -- which show they have long way to go to close achievement gaps for minority and needy students.
December 3, 2009
Data on associate degrees and certificates awarded show upturn -- but not nearly enough to put U.S. on track to Obama goal.
December 3, 2009
The National Institutes of Health said on Wednesday that it had approved 13 new "lines" of embryonic stem cells to make available to biomedical researchers. The groups of cells are the first approved for use since President Obama signed an executive order in March that revoked President George W. Bush's 2001 order limiting federally sponsored research on embryonic stem cells to 60 lines that had already been created at that time -- 21 of which were scientifically useful.
December 3, 2009
This won't be news to anyone in Illinois, but college trustees and regents need to pay attention to conflicts of interest other than financial ones, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges says in new guidance on the subject.
December 3, 2009
"States are current facing one of the worst, if not the worst, fiscal periods since the Great Depression." With that downbeat assessment, the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers introduced their semi-annual "Fiscal Survey of States," which projects continued declines in tax revenues driving the need for additional cutbacks in state spending in 2010, 2011 and possibly 2012.
December 3, 2009
Nearly 50 years after adopting its celebrated Master Plan, California’s vision for higher education has become “less cohesive,” and the state has failed to link funding decisions to clearly defined policy goals, according to a report released Tuesday by California's non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.

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