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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March 8, 2018
Arizona State University this week suspended Lawrence M. Krauss, a well-known physicist and skeptic, pending an investigation into sexual harassment claims against him dating back to 2006 and recently detailed by BuzzFeed. “In an effort to avoid further disruption to the normal course of business as the university continues to gather facts about the allegations, Krauss has been placed on paid leave and is prohibited from being on campus for the duration of the review,” the university said in a statement.
March 8, 2018
A second complainant joined a lawsuit alleging that the University of Arizona paid a female former dean significantly less than her male counterparts and then ended her deanship in retaliation for raising the issue, their attorneys announced Wednesday. In January, Patricia MacCorquodale, dean emerita of Arizona’s Honors College and a professor of gender and women’s studies, sued the university for gender discrimination, saying she was underpaid as compared to male deans. 
March 7, 2018
Golden West College says a professor is on leave after she was recorded off-campus telling an Asian-American family to "go back to your home country."
March 6, 2018
Study finds "strikingly high" rates of depression and anxiety, with many reporting little help or support from supervisors.
March 6, 2018
The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point plans to address “fiscal challenges” by expanding some academic programs and discontinuing others, it announced Monday. Tenured faculty positions are at stake, with possible layoffs occurring by 2020. 
March 6, 2018
A new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds little to no agreement among reviewers of grant applications to the National Institutes of Health. After replicating the NIH’s peer-review process, researchers analyzed 43 reviewers’ ratings and critiques of the same 25 grant applications. After eliminating weaker proposals, reviewers did not agree on the applications’ quality in either their quantitative or qualitative evaluations.
March 5, 2018
"Contra-power" harassment of professors by students isn't that common, but it's a real problem.
March 5, 2018
Dixie State University fired two faculty members on Friday with no public explanation, according to The Spectrum. Dozens of staff members and students reportedly waited outside a campus building during administrative hearings for Glenn Webb, chair of music, and Ken Peterson, director of vocal studies. Both professors addressed the crowd after the meeting, saying they would likely not be returning.
March 5, 2018
A regional National Labor Relations Board office said Friday that student housing advisers at Reed College may hold an election to form a union. Reed argued against the students’ right to do so, saying that the NLRB had erred in a major 2016 decision classifying student workers on private campuses as employees entitled to collective bargaining.
March 2, 2018
Study finds evidence of institutional bias in publishing, in that journals favor the work of authors who either work or studied at the universities that house the publications.

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