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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February 5, 2018
A new novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least. But it will make you laugh. And that's the point.
February 2, 2018
The University of Maine put a professor of theater on paid administrative leave over what it called students’ “confidential concerns,” the Bangor Daily News reported. Margaret Nagle, university spokesperson, told the newspaper that Maine received a number of emails from students containing allegations about the professor, Tom Mikotowicz, and that he was placed on leave in December.
February 2, 2018
Kenyon professor calls off original play about cultural insensitivity amid criticism that it's culturally insensitive.
February 1, 2018
A longtime professor of music at Adrian College accused of sexual abuse decades ago has resigned for “personal reasons,” according to the institution. The professor, Thomas Hodgman, began working at Adrian in 1999. Prior to that, he was accused of abusing two students at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.
February 1, 2018
Broward College art professor draws controversy with a piece made of an American flag, resembling a floor mat. 
January 31, 2018
After a major editorial flap, history's premier journal announces a series of changes aimed at diversifying viewpoints and contributors.
January 31, 2018
Rutgers University placed a lecturer in business on administrative leave after learning of his previous conviction for sexual assault, NJ.com reported. Rutgers hired Sombudha Adhikari in 2008 and he currently teaches on the Newark and New Brunswick campuses. He was charged in 2009 with groping a female student in a classroom at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he then also worked.
January 31, 2018
University of Wisconsin campuses have investigated nearly 100 formal complaints of sexual misconduct against employees who teach, advise or otherwise supervise students since 2014, according to an investigation by the Journal-Sentinel. More than half the complaints involved allegations of professors or instructors harassing or assaulting students, based on records from campuses that provided such information.
January 31, 2018
Nearly 600 supporters of David Palumbo-Liu, the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor and professor of comparative literature at Stanford University, have signed an open letter asking his institution to “enunciate a strict code of ethics for journalists, distinguishing between opinion pieces and news reporting.” The letter was prompted by a recent article in an independ
January 30, 2018
At national gathering of educators, many see erosion of opportunity -- even as data show continuing impact of earning a college degree.

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