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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December 17, 2018
Roland G. Fryer Jr., Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University and faculty director of the Education Innovation Laboratory, created a hostile work environment for women, full of sexual talk and bullying, according to a university investigation obtained by The New York Times.
December 17, 2018
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Friday dismissed an associate professor of biology from the Urbana-Champaign campus, saying that he falsified research data in federal grant applications and failed to mentor his graduate students and take responsibility for errors in his lab. Allegations first surfaced against the professor, Fei Wang, in 2014, according to information from the university.
December 17, 2018
Health sciences final exam question on gangs, race and graffiti rubs some the wrong way at Cal State Long Beach. Now the professor is under investigation.
December 13, 2018
State regulators are investigating Mani Pavuluri, a former professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who violated research protocols in her work with children with bipolar disorder.
December 12, 2018
Service Employees International Union withdrew its petition to form a non-tenure-track faculty union at Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science, both the university and the union said this week. “The union’s withdrawal marks a significant moment for the college,” John Geer, dean of arts and sciences, said in an announcement. “With the petition withdrawn, I look forward to working together to find solutions.”
December 11, 2018
New study says scientists are leaving academic work at unprecedented rate.
December 11, 2018
A new paper on the “Twin-Win Model” for research proposes a problem-oriented approach and the formation of teams that pursue “the dual goals of breakthrough theories in published papers and validated solutions that are ready for widespread dissemination.” There are many paths to this kind of research success, wrote author Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland at College Park, but “working on authentic problems with partners w
December 10, 2018
Eric Sprankle, an associate professor of psychology at Minnesota State University at Mankato, drew criticism online and off last week with his tweet about the immaculate conception and consent. The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays.
December 10, 2018
Following through on an earlier threat, the University of Wisconsin System last week withheld a $25,600 performance raise from Joe Gow, chancellor of the La Crosse campus.
December 10, 2018
Derek Pyne, an associate professor of economics at Thompson Rivers University, in British Columbia, will return to teaching next month after being banned from campus, the CBC reported.

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