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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Students Feel Anxious About COVID-19. Why Aren’t They Turning to Campus Mental Health Resources For Help?

by | November 30, 2020 Most college students feel anxious about COVID-19, but less than a quarter of them are using ca Read more

Report: Latinx Students More Averse to Student Loan Debt

by | November 27, 2020
Latinx students have a greater aversion to taking on student loan debt than their White peers, [...] Read more

Northwestern Hosts International University Presidents’ Summit on Intergenerational Justice

by | November 24, 2020
This week, Northwestern University hosted the U7+ Alliance of World Universities Presidential S [...] Read more

Columbia University Suspends MBA Students for International Travel

by | November 23, 2020
At least 70 MBA students have been temporarily banned from Columbia University’s campus for t [...] Read more

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Reviews Policies for Responding to Racial Bias Incidents

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is reviewing its policies and procedures for reporting and [...] Read more

Utah Expands Higher Education Options For Students With Intellectual Disabilities

by | November 20, 2020
With the help of a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Utah Valley Univer [...] Read more

ACE Supplementary Report Paints a “Stark Picture” of Higher Education’s Racial Inequities

by | November 19, 2020
The American Council on Education (ACE) came out with a supplemental report expanding on its 20 [...] Read more

Trinity Washington University Launches New Racial Equity Action Plan

by | November 16, 2020
Trinity Washington University recently launched Trinity DARE: Driving Actions for Racial Equity [...] Read more

Appeals Court Upholds Harvard’s Affirmative Action Practices

by | November 12, 2020
An appeals court in Boston upheld a lower circuit court ruling that Harvard University’s admi [...] Read more

California Failed to Overturn Its Affirmative Action Ban. What’s Next?

by | November 11, 2020
Over 56% of Californians voted against Proposition 16, which would have removed the state’s b [...] Read more

APLU Conference Explores What a Biden Presidency Means For Higher Education Reform

by | November 10, 2020
In the aftermath of a presidential election, higher education policy concerns dominated the sec [...] Read more

First Day of APLU Conference Focuses on Racial Equity

by | November 9, 2020
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) virtually gathered over 1,500 univ [...] Read more

University of Connecticut Pauses Free Tuition Program Due to COVID-19 Financial Strains

by | November 5, 2020
The University of Connecticut paused its free tuition program, Connecticut Commitment, for low- [...] Read more

Temple University Plans to Put $1M Toward Antiracist Education

by | November 4, 2020
This fall, Temple University pledged to put a million dollars toward anti-racist education and [...] Read more

Amid COVID-19 Higher Education Experts Call on Institutional Leaders and Policymakers to Support Transfer Students

by | November 3, 2020
COVID-19 has heightened higher education’s existing barriers for students, and transfer stude [...] Read more
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