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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University of Nebraska Student Athletes Call For More Diverse Athletics Staff

by | August 13, 2020 Student athletes at the University of Nebraska are pushing for more diverse leadership in athle Read more

A New Paper Series Recommends Ways to Simplify the FAFSA

by | August 12, 2020
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) recently came out wit [...] Read more

Enrollment at Some HBCUs Increases in the Wake of Black Lives Matter Protests

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On the whole, HBCUs, like the rest of the higher education sector, are experiencing drops in en [...] Read more

New Report Explores Recruitment and Retention for Academic Couples of Color

by | August 11, 2020
For his dissertation, Dr. Daniel Blake originally planned to focus on interventions for first-g [...] Read more

A New Initiative Supports Rural Community Colleges

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Education Design Lab, a nonprofit for innovation in higher education, will focus on supporting [...] Read more

Seminar Aims to Diversify the U.S. Department of State

by | August 10, 2020
The Cox-State Department Diplomacy Seminar, a program by the Una Chapman Cox Foundation, is des [...] Read more

International Conference Explores Religious Diversity in Higher Education

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When we talk about diversity, equity and inclusion on campus, religion isn’t always a part of [...] Read more

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Council of Excellence Launched

by | August 9, 2020
A group of diversity officers in college athletics are launching the Diversity, Inclusion, and [...] Read more

Students and Faculty of Color Petition Against Leadership Change at Mizzou’s College of Education

by | August 7, 2020
The removal of Dr. Kathryn Chval as dean of the University of Missouri College of Education con [...] Read more

Apple Expands Partnerships With Historically Black Colleges and Universities

by | August 6, 2020
At a time when whole industries have shifted online in response to the coronavirus, historicall [...] Read more

DACA Student Advocates Worry Amid New Restrictions to the Program

by | August 4, 2020
The Trump administration will reject new applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arri [...] Read more

Project Kaleidoscope Works to Implement Transformative Change, Foster Student Diversity in STEM

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The coronavirus pandemic has been a setback for many higher education initiatives. But not so f [...] Read more

Cal State Scholars Call New Ethnic Studies or Social Justice Course Requirement a “Trojan Horse”

by | August 3, 2020
The California State University system board of trustees voted in favor of requiring students t [...] Read more

Vanderbilt Administrator Applies Engineering Background to Diversity Work

by | July 31, 2020
Dr. William H. Robinson has spent the last 17 years at Vanderbilt University. In 2018, he becam [...] Read more

Are Video Games the Future of HBCU Sports?

by | July 29, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on traditional fall sports, historically Black coll [...] Read more
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