Sara Weissman - Higher Education

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Sara Weissman
Sara Weissman is a staff writer at Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, covering public policy and faculty life. She formerly served as editor of New Voices Magazine and reported for Religion News Service, where her work was published in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and USA Today, among other outlets. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from UC Berkeley and earned her master's degree at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @SaraWeissman.

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The Navajo Nation Hit the Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate in the Country. What Does That Mean for Its Tribal College?

by | June 1, 2020 The Navajo Nation now has the highest per capita coronavirus infection rate in the country, sur Read more

Amid the Pandemic, Some Universities Plan to Continue Tuition Hikes

by | May 28, 2020
Because of the coronavirus, a growing number of colleges and universities – like William & Ma [...] Read more

Experts Suggest Reducing Campus Dining and Housing in the Fall. Here’s How That Could Impact Low-Income Students

by | May 26, 2020
As universities weigh their options for opening in the fall, experts fear that limiting campus [...] Read more

Asian American Artists Illustrate Students’ Coronavirus Stories

by | May 24, 2020
In a new social media project called #MyCovid19Semester, the University of Connecticut’s Asia [...] Read more

How Workforce Credentials Can Become More Accessible After COVID-19

by | May 20, 2020
U.S. employers cut 20.5 million jobs in April, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics r [...] Read more

Erasing Hate: Advocates Combat Anti-Asian Bias Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

by | May 14, 2020
Since the coronavirus crisis began in Wuhan, China, Asian and Asian American students have face [...] Read more

How Will the Coronavirus Change Higher Education for Incarcerated Students?

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Like the rest of the higher education landscape, college programs in prisons across the country [...] Read more

Schools Weigh Options for Fall Amid Uncertainty Surrounding Coronavirus

by | May 13, 2020
After varying amounts of struggle, higher ed institutions across the country moved online for t [...] Read more

Online Education Offers New Ways to Identify and Support At-Risk Students

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Online education offers new ways to identify students at risk of dropping out and fresh opportu [...] Read more

Harvard Froze Its Search for Ethnic Studies Faculty While Continuing to Look for an Athletic Director

by | May 12, 2020
In response to the coronavirus, Harvard University froze its search for ethnic studies faculty [...] Read more

As Universities Tighten Budgets During the Coronavirus, What Will Happen to Diversity Initiatives?

by | May 11, 2020
As the coronavirus spurs an economic downturn, colleges and universities have started to tighte [...] Read more

Universities Are Freezing Tenure Clocks. What Will That Mean for Junior Faculty of Color?

by | May 9, 2020
Over 240 universities are offering junior faculty extensions on their tenure clocks to ease the [...] Read more

Student Parents Face Severe Housing and Food Insecurity, a New Report Finds

by | May 7, 2020
Student parents face severe housing and food insecurity, according to a new report from the Hop [...] Read more

A Panel Explores What Higher Education Could Look Like in a Post-Coronavirus World

by | May 4, 2020
Will higher education return to normal after the pandemic, or will it emerge forever changed? T [...] Read more

Jackson State University Counsels Local Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

by | April 30, 2020
Jackson State University's Small Business Development Center is working with local small busine [...] Read more
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