Colleen Flaherty

Colleen Flaherty, Reporter, covers faculty issues for Inside Higher Ed. Prior to joining the publication in 2012, Colleen was military editor at the Killeen Daily Herald, outside Fort Hood, Texas. Before that, she covered government and land use issues for the Greenwich Time and Hersam Acorn Newspapers in her home state of Connecticut. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal in 2005 with a degree in English literature, Colleen taught English and English as a second language in public schools in the Bronx, N.Y. She earned her M.S.Ed. from City University of New York Lehman College in 2008 as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows program. 

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April 11, 2019
Wisconsin campus that became the poster child for gutting liberal arts disciplines won't make those cuts after all.
April 10, 2019
AAUP study finds small gains in faculty salaries, offset by inflation, for the third year in a row. View lists of the colleges with the highest salaries. Plus our exclusive database of the AAUP data.
April 9, 2019
Henry Reichman discusses his new book on the future of academic freedom, in which he argues that that future "is up to us."
April 8, 2019
Amid turmoil at Western Kentucky, a provost and dean leave their positions.
April 8, 2019
Graduate assistants at the University of Illinois at Chicago reached a deal with their administration Friday, ending their two-week strike. The tentative contract includes pay increases, less expensive health care and other gains, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
April 5, 2019
A Duke U Ph.D., now a professor at U of Oklahoma, wants to know why a professor at Duke facing multiple harassment allegations -- including hers -- was honored by the university and on her former department's social media.
April 4, 2019
A former professor at University of the Arts says he was terminated without a hearing after a biased investigation based on allegations that he greeted one colleague at a meeting with a kiss and mistakenly gave another a hotel room key instead of a business card.
April 4, 2019
Academic researchers within the University of California system, who have formed a union affiliated with the United Auto Workers, reached an agreement with the administration about their new kind of unit. Project scientists, specialists, professional researchers and coordinators of public programs will be included. Visiting titles will be reserved for those researchers who have an appointment elsewhere.
April 4, 2019
Effort will be extended.  
April 3, 2019
A professor of engineering at Michigan State University forced two of his graduate students to work for little to no pay at his personal company and was “abusive” in temperament, according to a federal lawsuit. The university allegedly knew about the situation in 2011 but took no action to protect the students.

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