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 2, 2018
Co-author of wellness textbook says he meant to inspire people to know their self-worth and lead healthier lives. But critics say his book implies that those who died in the Holocaust were weak and that cancer is a choice.
August 2, 2018
Plymouth State University said Wednesday that a retired professor who defended a convicted child rapist in a letter to the court will not be rehired as an adjunct instructor or “in any other capacity.” Two other faculty members who defended the Plymouth State graduate and high school guidance counselor convicted of sexually assaulting
July 31, 2018
When petitions and internal lobbying failed, two senior faculty members at the U of Virginia resigned in protest of a plum senior fellowship for a key Trump ally.
July 30, 2018
A case involving professors at Plymouth State U raises questions about when it's OK to speak up for colleagues or students accused of sexual misconduct, if ever. In this case, professors defended former student who admitted to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old.
July 30, 2018
Randa Jarrar, a professor of English at California State University at Fresno who made waves in April with her celebratory tweets about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, is again raising eyebrows on social media, The Fresno Bee reported.
July 30, 2018
In an op-ed in The Washington Post Friday, the head of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for the study of the American presidency doubled down on his
July 30, 2018
A federal jury on Friday awarded Enrichetta Ravina, a former assistant professor of business at Columbia University, $1.25 million. A day earlier, jurors found that Geert Bekaert, a professor of business at Columbia and Ravina’s former mentor, retaliated against her after she accused him of sexual harassment.
July 30, 2018
The American Psychological Association, which has apologized for its involvement in advising the George W.
July 30, 2018
The American Historical Association is urging the National Archives and Record Administration to oppose any "threats to the preservation of records relating to the treatment of immigrants by the U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)." The plea was prompted by ICE’s request that the National Archives approve a new timeline for saving or purging records about detainees.
July 27, 2018
Federal jury says a professor of business at Columbia retaliated against a former junior faculty member when she complained of harassment. Columbia is liable for retaliation on his behalf.

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