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 5, 2017
Coker College shakes things up by allowing interested professors to break out of the 50-minute routine.
October 4, 2017
A female doctoral student at Columbia University is suing the institution over alleged harassment by her mentor, William V. Harris, a professor of history, according to The New York Times. The lawsuit, filed Monday in a New York federal court, says that Harris repeatedly kissed and groped the student, identified as Jane Doe. When she talked to other professors about the behavior, the suit says, they advised her to avoid Harris rather than report him.
October 4, 2017
Long Island U says it is turning things around, financially and otherwise, one year after a faculty lockout. Professors say the institution continues to falter.
October 4, 2017
Michael Marrus, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Toronto, resigned from a senior fellowship after making a racially offensive comment to a student at affiliated Massey College, the Toronto Star reported. Marrus was accused of asking a black graduate student whether he knew his “master,” which is what the head of the college was called until last week. “Do you feel the lash?” he reportedly asked the student.
October 4, 2017
The University of Southern California went into lockdown Monday afternoon after a faculty member told students -- wrongly -- that there was an active shooter in a building, the Los Angeles Times reported. USC sent out alerts about police activity on campus and told people to shelter in place, but the warning was called off within the hour.
October 3, 2017
The University of Wyoming has lost four times as many faculty members in the past year than it has in recent memory, the Associated Press reported.
October 2, 2017
Hopkins eliminates major. Faculty members say Russia’s growing role in the world makes this a terrible time to do so.
October 2, 2017
AAU wanted to improve science education beyond an instructor-by-instructor basis. Five years on, a major initiative piloted on eight campuses seems to be working.
October 2, 2017
The Faculty Senate at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College voted no confidence in President Robert Gunter late last week, according to the Williamson Daily News. A full faculty vote is planned for today. Professors reportedly cite a collapse of faculty morale as a reason for the votes, and some worry that the Gunter is planning to dismantle the college’s co-requisite remedial education model.
October 2, 2017
Boston University and its non-tenure-track lecturers reached a first contract agreement last week, averting a planned walkout next week. Some 250 lecturers on campus have been affiliated with Service Employees International Union since early 2016. The tentative agreement includes a pay increase for each of the contract’s three years, and an average of 15 percent in the first year. A professional development fund also was established, to begin next fall.

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