Sara Weissman - Higher Education

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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2021 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Cynthia Wang

by | January 26, 2021 Dr. Cynthia Wang was in Hong Kong looking for a gay bar in 2009. It wasn’t easy. She found he Read more

Biden Proposes New Immigration Legislation That Would Impact Undocumented Students

by | January 21, 2021
President Joseph R. Biden had a busy first day in office. Alongside a slew of executive orders [...] Read more

Higher Education Leaders Hopeful After President Joe Biden’s Inauguration

by | January 20, 2021
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, with Vice Presi [...] Read more

Saint Michael’s College Receives Largest Gift in Its 117-Year History

by | January 15, 2021
Saint Michael’s College – a private Catholic college in Colchester, Vermont – received th [...] Read more

Roundtable Explores the Potential Impact of Pell Grant Restoration for Incarcerated Students

by | January 13, 2021
Prison Fellowship, a Christian nonprofit for criminal justice reform, hosted a virtual panel ab [...] Read more

Howard University Scholars and Leaders Reflect on HBCUs’ Role Ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration

by | January 12, 2021
A virtual panel of Howard University scholars and leaders on Tuesday collectively reflected on [...] Read more

Who’s Next to Lead the White House Initiative on HBCUs?

by | January 11, 2021
Now that Dr. Miguel Cardona has been nominated as the next U.S. Secretary of Education, specula [...] Read more

Higher Education Leaders Celebrate the Resignation of Betsy DeVos

by | January 8, 2021
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos – one of President Donald Trump’s most loyal cabine [...] Read more

Scholars Reflect on the Symbolism of a Black-Jewish Senate Runoff Election Win in Georgia

by | January 7, 2021
Georgia elected Jon Ossoff, its first Jewish senator, and Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock, its fir [...] Read more

Northern Virginia Community College Hires First Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

by | January 6, 2021
Growing up in a mixed-race household, Dr. Nathan Carter knows what it’s like to have hard con [...] Read more

Higher Education Scholars Share Policy Hopes After Dr. Miguel Cardona’s Nomination For Secretary of Education

by | January 4, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden chose Dr. Miguel Cardona, Connecticut’s first Latino education comm [...] Read more

The Stimulus Package: A Win For Incarcerated Students

by | December 31, 2020
As Congress’s stimulus package heads to the president’s desk for signing, the legislation h [...] Read more

Common App Turns to Artificial Intelligence Chatbot to Guide Low-Income and First-Generation Students

by | December 30, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, college applications dropped, especially among first-genera [...] Read more

Indigenous Scholars Celebrate Rep. Deb Haaland’s Nomination for Secretary of the Interior

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Indigenous scholars are celebrating President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Deb H [...] Read more

Dr. Tiffany Jones Leaves The Education Trust For the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

by | December 21, 2020
Dr. Tiffany Jones will be joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as its deputy director of [...] Read more
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