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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January 29, 2018
Colleges share how they made their general education programs more than a laundry list of distribution requirements.
January 29, 2018
Jay Rosenstein, a professor of media and cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and vocal critic of Native American sports mascots, was arrested at the State Farm Center last week for following members of a pro-Chief Illiniwek group into a bathroom and videotaping them. The former Illinois mascot was retired in 2007, but some around campus continue to unofficially portray him at sports events.
January 29, 2018
Harvard University was to debut its new general education curriculum in the fall, but the deadline has been pushed back a year, Rakesh Khurana, dean of the undergraduate college, told students in a recent message. “We believe the extra year will allow the revitalized program in general education to launch with a larger number and broader range of exciting new courses,” he wrote.
January 29, 2018
A new article in American Psychologist suggests that most colleges and universities require employees to report any student disclosure of sexual assault to campus officials, with or without the student's consent, and often with limited proof of such policies’ benefits or effectiveness. “Compelled Disclosure of College Sexual Assault,” led by Kathryn J.
January 26, 2018
College and university administrators discuss how to thoughtfully reduce faculty duties, to help them advance their best work.
January 25, 2018
Study finds that a given discipline's perceived gender bias plays the biggest role in whether women choose to major in it.
January 24, 2018
U of Rochester Faculty Senate considers a motion to censure T. Florian Jaeger, even though the university cleared him of sexual harassment.
January 24, 2018
Scott Daniel Warren, an environmental studies instructor at Arizona State University, was arrested in southern Arizona last week on a federal harboring charge. The arrest came just hours after No More Deaths, an aid group for which Warren volunteers, released footage of Border Patrol agents kicking over water bottles left for migrants, the Associated Press reported.
January 23, 2018
A late Southern Illinois professor's findings on a potential vaccine for herpes looked promising, until it was revealed he'd proceeded with a risky human trial with no oversight.
January 22, 2018
Tarrant County College suspends astronomy instructor after he talked about the Koran in class in the dark, his face covered by a scarf.

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