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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Online University Opens Up Courses to Colleges Struggling With Remote Education

by | March 30, 2020 University of the People – a tuition-free, non-profit online university – has offered to op Read more

Universities Struggle to Respond to the Diverse Needs of Low-Income Students Amidst Coronavirus Shutdowns

by | March 26, 2020
As the coronavirus shuts down campuses, low-income students face a lot of uncertainty and a sle [...] Read more

UC Irvine Opens Online Learning Research Center as Coronavirus Forces Faculty Online

by | March 24, 2020
The University of California Irvine (UC Irvine) just launched its first Online Learning Researc [...] Read more

Do Test Optional Policies Work? Depends On Who You Ask

by | March 23, 2020
Do test optional policies work? Are universities that practice it actually enrolling – and gr [...] Read more

George Mason University Makes Plans to Memorialize Its Namesake’s Slaves

by | March 22, 2020
Four years ago, at George Mason University, Black students in the honors college started asking [...] Read more

For Students With Disabilities, A Mass Shift to Online Courses Comes With Deep Concerns

by | March 19, 2020
As colleges and universities hastily prepare to shift their courses online in response to the c [...] Read more

Almost $40,000 Raised to Help LGBTQ Students Transfer From Brigham Young University

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An organization started by Brigham Young University alumni has raised nearly $40,000 to help LG [...] Read more

Mormon Educators Offer to Help Brigham Young University’s LGBTQ Students Transfer

by | March 17, 2020
After Brigham Young University leadership reiterated a campus ban on “same-sex romantic behav [...] Read more

Democrats in Congress Introduce Bills to Limit Financial Harm to Students During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by | March 16, 2020
Democrats in Congress are trying to limit the impact of the coronavirus on students, as K-12 sc [...] Read more

HBCUs Face An Additional Set of Coronavirus Concerns

by | March 15, 2020
Campuses across the country are temporarily closing in response to the coronavirus, encouraging [...] Read more

A Latina Engineer Fights For A Review of Her Tenure Case

by | March 11, 2020
About 50 students and faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder protested last month in sup [...] Read more

Students Petition UC Irvine After Campus Police Arrest a Black Alumna

by | March 4, 2020
Shikera Chamndany, a Black alumnus in biomedical engineering at UC Irvine, went to campus to co [...] Read more

Ethnic Studies Faculty Embrace Academic Twitter

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When Harvard University denied tenure to renowned Latinx scholar Dr. Lorgia García Peña, a sm [...] Read more

Despite Passage of FUTURE Act, HBCUs Still “Woefully Underfunded,” Says UNCF President

by | March 3, 2020
One could argue it’s been a victorious year for historically Black colleges and universities. [...] Read more

College Completion Rates Rise Across State Lines But Racial Gaps Persist

by | March 2, 2020
A new study shows cause for optimism about college completion trends, though racial gaps persis [...] Read more
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