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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January 11, 2016
A University of Missouri at Columbia task force is recommending better pay for graduate assistants, increased access to housing and child care for graduate students, and more shared governance, along with other improvements, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.
January 8, 2016
Historians debate the value and place for Confederate monuments, memorials and other symbols.
January 8, 2016
Historians' panel centers on what it takes to write good military history. Hint -- it's not brass.
December 22, 2015
Adjunct professors at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, formerly known as Brooklyn Polytechnic University, voted to join an existing NYU adjunct union affiliated with the United Auto Workers, they announced Monday. The election adds 240 new members to the union, which in a separate unit also includes adjuncts from The New School. UAW represents the NYU graduate student union, as well. Some 89 percent of adjuncts who participated in the engineering faculty election voted in favor of the bid.
December 22, 2015
New book of essays sheds light on what it's like to be a professor and a mom.
December 21, 2015
Non-tenure-track faculty members at Brandeis University voted to form a union affiliated with Service Employees International Union, 120-28, they announced Friday. More than 80 percent of eligible faculty members participated in the election. Irv Epstein, Brandeis’s interim provost, said in a statement, “We look forward to working with the SEIU to reach a collective bargaining agreement for these employees.”
December 18, 2015
An academic boycott of Israel has divided the graduate student union for the University of California System since last year, when members voted to join the movement over the objections of many of their cohorts. But earlier this week, United Auto Workers International, with which the graduate student union is affiliated, granted an appeal filed by a group of antiboycott union members called Informed Grads.
December 18, 2015
Adjunct at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota says his contract wasn't renewed and he was fired from a custodial job on campus due to a play prop.
December 17, 2015
Nearly 90 percent of professors at U of Wisconsin System would consider leaving state if tenure were abolished, and majority say it would limit scholarly inquiry, according the results of controversial survey.
December 16, 2015
Many colleges want more ethnically and racially diverse faculty members. But should searches be limited to underrepresented groups? One university just tried.

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