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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Scholars Wonder at the Trajectory of Expanding Social Justice Programs

by | April 13, 2021 George Floyd was killed by police a few miles from Dr. Valerie Chepp’s house. And as her stud Read more

Report: Outcomes-Based Funding Models Need to be Made More Equitable

by | April 2, 2021
More than 30 states have outcomes-based funding models, which allocate money to colleges and un [...] Read more

Mentees of Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Reflect on the Role of Mentorship in Diversity Work

by | April 1, 2021
Mentorship was the focus of Thursday’s panel discussion hosted by the Minority Achievement, C [...] Read more

Dr. Maxine Roberts Takes the Helm of Strong Start to Finish

by | March 29, 2021
Dr. Maxine Roberts started as the director of Strong Start to Finish this March. She's ready to [...] Read more

What Can Universities Do to Combat Anti-Asian Racism?

by | March 26, 2021
After a series of shootings at Asian spas killed eight people in Atlanta – six of them Asian [...] Read more

American Council on Education Kicks Off Its 2021 Conference

by | March 22, 2021
On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona kicked off the American Council on Ed [...] Read more

2021 Rising Graduate Scholars: Meet Jaylon Uzodinma

by | March 19, 2021
Jaylon Uzodinma knew he wanted to design aircraft since he was eight years old. A kid “infatu [...] Read more

Some Tribal Colleges Are Growing Amid the Pandemic

by | March 18, 2021
A handful of tribal colleges are growing during the pandemic. Eight schools had an uptick in fi [...] Read more

Education Department Streamlines Borrower Defense

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On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will offer full student loan de [...] Read more

Report: LGBTQ Students Struggle on Christian Campuses

by | March 16, 2021
A new study by the Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP) and the survey company Col [...] Read more

Veterans’ Education Advocates Celebrate Closure of the 90/10 Loophole

by | March 15, 2021
President Joe R. Biden signed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill last Thursday, and in doi [...] Read more

2021 Rising Graduate Scholars: Meet Nzinga Mack

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Nzinga Mack grew up with anatomy and physiology textbooks lying around the house. She had older [...] Read more

Rutgers Supports Professor Facing Online Attacks After a Hindu Student Petition

by | March 12, 2021
A petition, circulated by a group called Hindus on Campus, is calling for Dr. Audrey Truschke t [...] Read more

A Coalition of Scholars Work Toward Equitable Vaccine Distribution

by | March 11, 2021
Communivax is a three-pronged initiative, composed of a central working group, national stakeho [...] Read more

Higher Education Organizations Call On Biden Administration to Include Colleges in Refugee Sponsorship Programs

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On Tuesday, 52 higher education institutions and organizations sent a letter to Secretary of St [...] Read more
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