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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September 22, 2008
Prodded by new president, university system -- which has shunned national assessment effort -- prepares to adopt broad public data reporting.
September 19, 2008
College Board panel calls for consolidating college tax breaks and grant programs, creating college savings accounts for the needy, and (most controversially) ending interest subsidies on student loans.
September 18, 2008
Long-simmering tension between state student aid commission and its student loan subsidiary boils over into accusation of federal rule breaking.
September 17, 2008
Proportion of 2006 borrowers who failed to repay student loans grew, with career institutions leading the way.
September 15, 2008
Congressional leaders agree to extend for a year the "temporary" law that has been credited with ensuring availability of federal student loans.
September 12, 2008
New company from founder of Princeton Review aims to meld prestige of selective colleges with for-profit techniques. First up: U. of Southern California’s master’s program to produce teachers.
September 11, 2008
Willard Gingerich, provost, senior vice president for academic affairs and professor of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in New Jersey, has been selected as provost at Montclair State University, also in New Jersey.
September 10, 2008
After months of relative silence on student loans, New York's attorney general reaches settlements with lenders (valued at $1.4 million) over their marketing directly to borrowers.
September 10, 2008
Opinions on the impact of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation into the student loan industry (which reared its head again Tuesday -- see related article) vary widely. Supporters champion it as having shined a light on sleazy practices in which some lenders and colleges engaged, and as ultimately helping students.
September 8, 2008
As students return to Loyola U. campus after pre-hurricane evacuation, the campus is neat and the mood upbeat, but storm clouds loom (literally).


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