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. She also has covered government and land use issues for 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.

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August 5, 2016
Group that pushed for concealed weapons on college campuses wants state to block rule that lets professors keep weapons out of their offices.
August 5, 2016
The American Physical Society scrapped plans to hold an upcoming conference in North Carolina, due to a new state law mandating that people use public restrooms matching the gender they were assigned at birth. The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender physicists are an increasing area of focus for the society, and the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics decided that holding its 2018 annual meeting in Charlotte was no longer safe or appropriate.
August 4, 2016
Faculty members are critical agents in student success but are surprisingly underemployed in that effort, according to a new paper from the Education Advisory Board, a best practices firm advising college and university administrators. “The Evolving Role of Faculty in Student Success” is based on interviews with 120 higher education leaders.
August 4, 2016
Oberlin once again changes its stance toward Joy Karega, suspending the professor pending an investigation into her remarks on social media.
August 3, 2016
After an alleged harasser holds on to a powerful academic position, professors try to limit his influence, in part by excluding his work from their syllabi. Is that the right strategy?
August 1, 2016
San Bernardino Valley College calls off a play about the December terrorist attack on a local public facility after receiving complaints about subject matter.
July 29, 2016
The University of Michigan will settle with a former graduate student for $165,000 over her dismissal from an engineering program in 2011, the Associated Press reported. Michigan denied Jennifer Dibbern’s claims that it retaliated against her for her efforts to unionize research assistants and to change the campus antiharassment policy, but said it wanted to end a lengthy, expensive legal battle.
July 29, 2016
Why would a faculty member return to the institution that laid her off after 12 years of stellar service, amid broad retrenchment and program cuts? For the U of Southern Maine's new provost, it came down to institutional loyalty and a new president.
July 26, 2016
Adams State University in Colorado has agreed to rescind a no-trespass order against a former adjunct professor of communications and pay him a $100,000 settlement based on claims that it violated his free speech and due process rights.
July 26, 2016
Hamilton College's new requirement that all majors incorporate diversity into their curricula sparks debate about what constitutes diversity and where it's best studied.

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