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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July 9, 2018
Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with a Marquette professor in a widely followed case involving academic freedom and professional responsibilities toward students.
July 9, 2018
A professor of political science at St. Cloud State University sued the institution and its faculty union Friday, arguing that forcing her to pay union fees violates her First Amendment rights in light of a recent decision by the U.S.
July 9, 2018
The American Historical Association this week launches Where Historians Work, an online tool tracking career outcomes for the more than 8,500 historians who earned their Ph.D.s at U.S. institutions between 2004 and 2014. Where Historians Work is the fullest picture of Ph.D. careers available in any discipline, according to AHA, and signals the association’s “commitment to transparency and breadth in discussions of careers for history Ph.D.s.”
July 6, 2018
William Shatner unleashes on academics on Twitter after he criticizes librarians' recent decision to rename an award named after Laura Ingalls Wilder.
July 6, 2018
A Virginia circuit court on Thursday ruled against a George Mason University student group seeking access to donor agreements between a university foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation.
July 6, 2018
Fifteen dollars per hour is the new target minimum wage among many labor activists, and North Carolina just became the first state to introduce a $15 minimum wage for state workers. But shouldn’t Ph.D.s earn more than that? That’s what many on Twitter said this week, not so politely, after the Social Science Research Network posted an ad for a part-time, work-from-home job reviewing and classifying article abstracts for online journals about transportation.
July 5, 2018
Purdue University will not punish a faculty member who posted a photo of herself on Facebook in blackface, NewsOne reported.
July 2, 2018
Rate My Professors ditches its chili pepper "hotness" rating after professors criticize the teacher-rating website for contributing to a poor academic climate for women.
July 2, 2018
University of California, Irvine, says it will remove former professor's name from the science institutions he helped build after finding he harassed women.
July 2, 2018
An assistant professor of computer science at the University of Central Florida was arrested at his office last week and faces two charges of stalking, the Orlando Sentinel reported. The professor, Ali Borji, allegedly sent 800 messages per day to a Ph.D. student, watched her exercise through the window at her gym and followed her in his car.

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