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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June 1, 2006
Ohio U. inquiry finds "rampant" academic misconduct by graduate students -- and holds professors accountable.
June 1, 2006
This will come as no surprise to college officials dealing with rising energy costs, but the measure of inflation for expenses for higher education will hit 5 percent for fiscal 2006, the largest increase since 2002. The rate -- known as the Higher Education Price Index -- is calculated by the Commonfund Institute.
May 31, 2006
Supreme Court ruling narrows free speech rights of public employees -- but avoids question about relevance to higher education.
May 31, 2006
When Congress hurriedly passed a mammoth bill designed (in name, at least) to cut the federal deficit in December, lawmakers intended to raise the interest rate on loans taken out by parents to 8.5 percent from 7.9 percent as of July 1.
May 31, 2006
Higher education officials from more than a dozen countries have crafted a set of principles designed to standardize what they call "the global phenomenon of college and university rankings." The "Berlin Principles," as the series of good practices are called, touch on the purposes and goals of such rankings,  the design and weighting of the measures used, collection and processing of data, and presentation.
May 30, 2006
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision dismissing a lawsuit in which the former men's basketball coach at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville had accused university administrators of engaging in race discrimination and violating his free speech rights when it fired him in 2002. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit endorsed a judge's finding that Arkansas officials had been justified in dismissing Nolan Richardson Jr.
May 26, 2006
Federal court ruling further broadens scope of law that allows individuals to sue colleges they accuse of defrauding government.
May 26, 2006
Penalties will follow Sooner coach who left to take over the storied Hoosier program in March.
May 25, 2006
U.S. appeals court ruling narrows an exception giving them broad latitude in labor decisions governing "ministerial" employees.
May 24, 2006
Eight years after a mentally ill man beat a fellow student to death in a dimly lit stairwell on the Knox College campus, an Illinois jury has found the college negligent and ordered it to pay $1.05 million to the family of the murdered student.In March 1988, Clyde A. Best, then a student at Knox, a private liberal-arts institution in Galesburg, Ill., beat Andrea Racibozynski, a 19-year-old freshman, to death with a brick in a glass-enclosed stairwell. Best was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1999 after pleading guilty but mentally ill.

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