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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April 16, 2018
Concerned about the quality of graduate student advising, Stanford professors approve changes to advising requirements and guidelines.
April 13, 2018
U.S. appeals court sides with Lafayette College after a former professor accused of harassment alleges he was discriminated against and ultimately fired for being emotional in front of students.
April 12, 2018
Responding to student criticism that its foundational humanities course is too “white” and “Eurocentric,” Reed College announces overhaul of the syllabus and format.
April 11, 2018
AAUP's annual report on faculty compensation takes on salary compression, gender inequality and more. Explore our exclusive database of AAUP faculty pay at 1,000 institutions.
April 11, 2018
Anonymous faculty members at NC State object to candidate for professorship who was ousted from a prior position at Ohio State over financial misconduct and other concerns.
April 10, 2018
Chicago's proposed undergraduate business major was short-lived, but the economics faculty found a way to save it, as a new "track."
April 9, 2018
Richard Morrisett, a professor of pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, was found dead in his home Thursday, the same day the institution announced it will take a tougher stance on off-campus employee misconduct. The change was prompted by the revelation that Morrisett remained employed at Texas even though he’d pleaded guilty to violently assaulting his girlfriend in 2016.
April 9, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin will not move tens of thousands more items out of the Fine Arts Library to repurpose the fifth-floor stack space, it announced Friday. Doug Dempster, dean of fine arts, proposed the relocation of the library’s remaining books, music and other items last semester, saying that circulation was down and the space might be put to better use. The library’s fourth floor, for example, now houses classrooms and media spaces.
April 9, 2018
Florida Atlantic professor faces opposition from students after his essays blaming "black supremacy" for slavery and generally defending the Confederacy surface.
April 9, 2018
At Utah State, one professor is out and reforms are pledged for a piano program where misconduct was tolerated.


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