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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October 3, 2018
Report says international graduate enrollments were down for the second straight year last year, after a period of significant growth. Experts said it's hard to ignore the Trump factor.
October 1, 2018
Scores of full-time, non-tenure-track instructors were promoted last year under a recognition and reward system at Penn State.
October 1, 2018
Women are 2.5 times less likely than men to ask questions in departmental academic seminars, based on a new study of 250 talks at 35 institutions in 10 countries. The study also considered survey responses from some 600 academics across fields in 20 countries. The surveys indicate that male and female respondents sometimes don’t ask questions when they want to ask them.
October 1, 2018
Princeton University terminated Sergio Verdu, former Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering, for violating a policy prohibiting sexual relationships between professors and students they supervise or evaluate, reported.
September 28, 2018
Henri Grissino-Mayer, a professor of geography at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, resigned after the institution received a series of reports about inappropriate conduct and an “intimate relationship” with a student, according to his personnel file, Knox News reported.
September 26, 2018
University says it will stop asking job applicants to disclose their past criminal convictions and will wait to do background checks until an applicant has been approved for hire.
September 25, 2018
U of Wisconsin moves forward with plan to disclose misconduct findings against employees to their potential future employers, including other system campuses. Some expect the policy to spread.
September 24, 2018
Jordan Peterson dishes out what he sees as harsh truths, but can he take them in return? Critics see hypocrisy and even misogyny in his threats to sue them for defamation.
September 24, 2018
Yale University stripped a professor previously found to have harassed a junior colleague of his endowed chair, according to the The Washington Post. Yale said over the summer that it had transferred the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professorship to Michael Simons, a cardiologist who was in 2013 found to have harassed a postdoctoral researcher. That’s after the family of Robert W.
September 21, 2018
Two federal science agencies announce actions on harassment, to two very different reactions -- NSF moves forward with a plan to link funding to appropriate conduct, but NIH says it's not ready to take that step.


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