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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February 12, 2010
President Obama will give commencement addresses at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Hampton University this spring, the universities announced Thursday.
February 12, 2010
The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education is declining to get involved in a dispute between public and private colleges over the state's student aid program, The Kansas City Star reported. The current system allows students at private colleges, which generally have higher tuition rates, to receive a maximum of $4,600, more than twice the maximum grant to students at public institutions. As a result, more aid goes to private than public institutions.
February 12, 2010
The National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I Committee on Infractions on Thursday punished the University of Central Florida for a series of recruiting violations in its football program. The case was resolved through the association's summary disposition process.
February 12, 2010
Lord Mandelson, who as Britain's business secretary has pushed deep budget cuts and other policy changes opposed by many academic leaders, fought back Thursday with a speech in which he said higher education was not receiving more than its share of cuts and that academics needed to be more open to change, The Guardian reported. Academics "think they have a right to be set in aspic in what they do," he said.
February 12, 2010
As details emerge on murder of 3 professors by another, here are resources for some context.
February 12, 2010
State's chancellor tried the low-key approach to persuading political leaders not to gut higher ed. Now, facing 20% cut, he's sounding the alarm.
February 11, 2010
Educators and schools -- at all levels -- are experiencing more attacks by government and other officials, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
February 11, 2010
Stand With Us, a group supportive of Israel, has placed video on YouTube showing Monday's incident at the University of California at Irvine in which the Israeli ambassador to the United States was repeatedly interrupted with shouts and jeers, delaying and disrupting his talk. The video shows students shouting, the increasingly frustrated responses from university officials and several students -- some of whom were arrested -- being escorted from the auditorium.
February 11, 2010
U.S. Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.), a former physics professor who championed academic research and especially science education during eight terms in Congress, announced Wednesday that he would resign when his current term ends this year. Ehlers taught physics at the University of California at Berkeley and Michigan's Calvin College for more than 20 years before entering Congress in 1993.

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