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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September 18, 2018
The Montana Supreme Court sided with Montana State University in a five-year-old case brought by a student who said a professor harassed and raped her, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. The ruling, issued last week, overturned a lower court judge’s decision that Montana State was negligent in its employment of Shuichi Komiyama, a former professor of music there.
September 17, 2018
Julie Schumacher resurrects Jason Fitger for a -- slightly -- more sentimental sequel to 'Dear Committee Members.' This time, the English department at fictional Payne U. faces a battle for its soul.
September 17, 2018
With professional associations under pressure to do more to fight misconduct by their members, the American Association for the Advancement of Science announced Saturday that its governing council had approved a fellow revocation policy. The policy, which takes effect Oct.
September 17, 2018
Mark J. Bird, a professor of sociology emeritus at the College of Southern Nevada, faces felony weapon charges after he shot himself in the arm in a campus bathroom late last month, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. A witness told police that Bird said he'd shot himself in protest of President Donald Trump, but no additional details were available. A spokesperson for the college did not say what disciplinary actions, if any, it would take in the case, according to the Review-Journal. A court hearing is scheduled for Bird this week.
September 14, 2018
She spoke out against the termination of her campus's only mental health counselor. A student died, and she got canned. Now this professor is suing Florida Poly for infringing on her protected speech.
September 13, 2018
Cornell joins the growing number of highly selective institutions whose business schools have adopted nondisclosure policies concerning grades and recruitment.
September 11, 2018
Another controversial policy proposal in Wisconsin would eliminate all programs with fewer than five majors annually, on average, if "remediation" didn't work. Faculty leaders see attempt to turn system into a "widget factory."
September 11, 2018
Facing mounting criticism over news of a new endowed chair for Michael Simons, a professor of medicine found to have sexually harassed a postdoctoral researcher, Yale University said in a statement that “we agree that in cases where someone has been found, through a formal pr
September 10, 2018
University of Arizona psychologist is under scrutiny for taking money from an organization founded to support research in eugenics.
September 10, 2018
Acadia University in Canada fired Rick Mehta, associate professor of psychology, following an investigation into comments he made on social media and in the classroom, CBC News reported. Mehta has said that multiculturalism is a scam, that there is no wage gap between men and women, and that Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has created a victim narrative regarding those who attended Indian Residential Schools.

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