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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August 9, 2018
A textbook for a required fitness course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been revised, following student complaints that it referred to cancer as a “disease of choice” and suggested that mental strength was a key to surviving the Holocaust, according to The News & Observer.
August 9, 2018
Some students who worked in a University of Calgary lab that closed abruptly in March have accused its faculty of mismanagement and animal cruelty, according to Canada's CBC News. The unnamed students reportedly said that on multiple occasions lab rats woke up in the middle of medical procedures crying out in pain due to insufficient anesthesia.
August 8, 2018
AAUP opposes efforts in some states to get academics to disavow movement regarding Israel. Group also opposes recent government action against American pro-BDS scholar.
August 8, 2018
Ken Peterson, a professor of music at Dixie State University who was terminated earlier this year for alleged violations of university confidentiality policies, will not be taking Dixie State up on its reinstatement offer. Peterson announced this week that he’d rejected what the university called his “Last Chance Agreement” and posted it to Facebook.
August 8, 2018
A faculty committee at the University of Kentucky says there’s not enough evidence to terminate a professor of journalism who required his students to buy his textbook, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
August 6, 2018
Lawrence M. Krauss, a well-known physicist and skeptic whom Arizona State University suspended in March pending an investigation into sexual harassment claims again him, no longer leads the institution’s Origins Project.
August 6, 2018
Michael Kimmel, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an internationally known expert on masculinity, asked the American Sociological Association to delay presenting him with a major award for six months, so that still-anonymous allegations of sexual harassment against him can be vetted, he said last week.
August 6, 2018
The University of Michigan’s non-tenure-track faculty union is fighting the termination of a longtime senior lecturer in English at the Ann Arbor campus, MLive reported. The American Federation of Teachers-affiliated union says that the lecturer, John Rubadeau, received a termination letter citing his interactions with colleagues just one year into his five-year contract.
August 6, 2018
What's a general education? Book by noted literary critic advocates a return to the basics.
August 3, 2018
A California appeals court said this week that the University of California owes retirees who worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory the university-sponsored group health insurance they were promised during their employment, reversing an earlier court decision saying otherwise.

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