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 16, 2009
Wheeling Jesuit University has refused the request of a group that represents survivors of victims of sexual abuse by clergy to investigate one of its board members, the Associated Press reported. The Rev. Thomas Gleeson, the board member, was accused in a lawsuit in the 1990s of being among priests at the Jesuit School of Theology, in California, who sexually harassed a seminarian. The suit was settled out of court with no admission of wrongdoing.
October 16, 2009
A freshman at the University of New Hampshire has set off a debate there over the American flag. The student was ordered to remove one he was flying outside his dormitory window, Foster's Daily Democrat reported. The university says its ban is not on the flag, but on flying or hanging anything out of windows -- a rule needed for safety reasons. The student says there should be an exception for the flag.
October 16, 2009
Students at the University of Western Ontario are expressing anger and concern about the arrest of a student Wednesday, based on a YouTube video of the arrest that appears to show officers kneeing and punching the student, CBC News reported.
October 16, 2009
Weeks after the well-respected head of Colorado's Department of Higher Education quit in a spat with Gov. Bill Ritter, the governor on Thursday selected a cabinet member with little higher education experience to fill the job. Rico Munn, who heads the state's Department of Regulatory Agencies, will serve as the state's top higher education official, replacing David Skaggs, a former Congressman who was in the job for two and a half years before leaving in an apparent personnel dispute with the governor.
October 16, 2009
Russian authorities have arrested a historian who was conducting research on the Germans sent to Arctic gulag camps during World War II, The Guardian reported. Many historians view the arrest as the latest sign of a Russian clampdown on scholars who work on the Stalinist era.
October 16, 2009
Clayton Alred, vice president for instruction at Odessa College, in Texas, has been appointed president of Eastern New Mexico University's Ruidoso campus.Jeb Egbert, vice president for academic affairs at Argosy University and president of the Orange County campus, has been chosen as provost and chief academic officer of West Coast University, also in California. David R.
October 15, 2009
Congressional hearing prompted by U.S. report on for-profit colleges features under cover recordings but, with surprising heft, focuses on underprepared students (at all colleges) and concerns about distance education.
October 15, 2009
Michael Pollan, an expert on sustainable food and a target of many in the traditional food industry, will not be giving a solo lecture at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, but will instead participate in a panel discussion -- along with a meat-science expert -- to keep a donor happy.
October 15, 2009
The University of California is investigating whether a lecture by a pro-Palestinian speaker -- sponsored by the Muslim Student Union -- violated university rules by becoming a fund raiser, and the university has forwarded to the U.S. Justice Department allegations that some of the funds raised were eventually given to Hamas, The Orange County Register reported.
October 15, 2009
The University of Massachusetts announced Wednesday that the Southern New England School of Law, a private freestanding institution, has entered into negotiations to donate itself to the university to become part of its Dartmouth campus. Officials from both institutions said that they hoped the talks would succeed, and that the law school could continue its emphasis on educating a diverse student body.

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