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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March 25, 2016
Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego did not mislead a graduate who said the institution made false promises about her career prospects, a jury found Thursday. Former student Anna Alaburda claimed that the college used inflated job placement data -- mainly by including part-time and nonlegal work obtained by graduates -- to lure her to the school, according to the Associated Press.
March 25, 2016
Congressional inquiry seeks the names and identities of academics, including graduate students, prompting criticism from scholars who say the probe is more about intimidation than information.
March 24, 2016
AAUP attempts to reframe debate and put focus on due process and the importance of faculty freedom of speech.
March 22, 2016
Governors State U, with many at-risk students, and without much money, opts to fill freshman program course sections with full-time faculty members only.
March 18, 2016
For the second time, a jury found that the University of Iowa didn’t discriminate against an applicant for a faculty position in the College of Law because he was too old, The Gazette reported. Donald Dobkin, an administrative law attorney who is now 62, first sued the university for age discrimination after he was denied a faculty position in 2008.
March 18, 2016
Holt Parker, professor of classics at the University of Cincinnati, was arrested this week on child pornography charges, according to WKRC. Parker reportedly attempted to destroy a thumb drive as federal agents entered his home, after which he told them that he’d been trading videos and images every day for years. He’s being held on $250,000 bond.
March 18, 2016
The University of Missouri Board of Curators on Thursday responded to the American Association of University Professors’ planned investigation of the Melissa Click case. Pamela Q.
March 17, 2016
New paper argues that colleges can't afford to improve the pay and working conditions of those off the tenure track. Activists slam the analysis.
March 17, 2016
A former professor of architecture at Catholic University won $1 million in damages this week after a jury found that the institution attempted to scare her out of suing it for discrimination, The
March 17, 2016
An endowed professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame who was accused of sexually abusing a boy in the 1980s killed himself Monday, the South Bend Tribune reported. The Reverend Virgilio Elizondo, 80, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after repeatedly denying claims by an unnamed man that he had abused him.

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