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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January 4, 2019
Dartmouth College on Thursday announced a new Campus Climate and Culture Initiative aimed at curbing sexual harassment and misconduct.
January 4, 2019
A Missouri judge ruled Thursday that Edward Gutting, a former instructor of modern and classical languages at Missouri State University, is unfit to stand trial for the 2016 murder of his former colleague Marc Cooper, who was a retired professor of history at Missouri State.
January 4, 2019
Kelly Jordan, former associate chair of the University of Florida’s nuclear engineering reactor, is suing the institution for breaching a confidentiality agreement about his departure, The Gainesville Sun reported.
January 4, 2019
Six public affairs schools will launch a Public Affairs Diversity Alliance, they announced Thursday. Their goal is to “encourage and sustain a pipeline” of candidates for faculty positions in criminal justice, policy and public administration. American University’s School of Public Affairs will chair the Public Affairs Diversity Alliance for a two-year term.
January 2, 2019
After controversies involving two professors, Fresno State wants its "community" to be "respectful," "kind" and accountable. Many faculty members are on board, and university says principles won't be enforced. Others are skeptical.
December 21, 2018
Violinist Stephen Shipps, professor of music at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, is on leave and plans to retire next year amid reports that he committed sexual misconduct over four decades, according to The Detroit News.
December 20, 2018
How do professors respond to regrade requests? One department encourages instructors to pass them up the chain.
December 20, 2018
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville put an academic adviser in the College of Architecture and Design on leave this week after it was revealed that his previous employer, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, determined that he sexually harassed female students, Knox News
December 19, 2018
Students at Northwestern want controversial visiting scholar who muses on race, intelligence and beauty, and who has been accused by colleagues of "bad science," off their campus.
December 19, 2018
The American Economic Association on Tuesday announced that Roland Fryer resigned from its executive committee. Fryer, the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and faculty director of the Education Innovation Laboratory, was elected to the committee earlier this year. But it soon emerged that he was under investigation for harassment at Harvard.

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