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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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Xavier University Launches New African American and Diasporic Cultures Studies Major

by | October 22, 2020 Xavier University received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch an A Read more

Texas A&M Professor Penalized for Participating in Scholar Strike

by | October 21, 2020
Critical race theorist Dr. Wendy Moore, an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M Univer [...] Read more

Going the Distance: COVID-19 Complicates Graduate Student Retention Efforts

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For several decades, research has shown that about half of graduate students leave their progra [...] Read more

Statewide Free College Programs Aren’t Necessarily Equitable, Study Finds

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Statewide free college programs are growing in popularity. The United States now has 23 program [...] Read more

The Revenue Gap for Community Colleges Comes to $78 Billion. Would Biden’s Election Make a Difference?

by | October 15, 2020
There’s a $78 billion revenue gap between community colleges and four-year institutions, acco [...] Read more

TMCF Kicks Off Its First Virtual Leadership Institute

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A cohort of 483 students selected from historically Black colleges and universities are spendin [...] Read more

Harvard Business School Launches Action Plan for Racial Equity

by | October 9, 2020
Harvard Business School – long critiqued for its lack of minority representation – launched [...] Read more

University of Notre Dame Reflects on Campus Climate Through a Communal Read of Black Alumni Essays

by | October 8, 2020
Over the course of seven weeks, the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association will be hosting [...] Read more

55 Higher Education Organizations Condemn Trump’s Executive Order on Diversity Training

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On Thursday, the American Council on Education and 54 other higher education associations signe [...] Read more

New Residency Program Aims to Fill Teacher Shortages in Rural California

by | October 7, 2020
The Teacher Residency for Rural Education project, a new 18-month graduate program, aims to tra [...] Read more

A Question of Identity: Examining Use of the Term ‘Latinx’

by | October 6, 2020
In academic and student activist circles, many have adopted the term “Latinx” as a gender-n [...] Read more

COVID-19 Strains Town-Gown Relations. What Can University Leaders Do?

by | October 1, 2020
Higher education scholars have long expressed concern about town-gown relations, the sometimes [...] Read more

Kansas City Art Institute Hires First Director of Talent and Inclusion

by | September 30, 2020
Shawntae Jones was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Now, she’s serving as the first [...] Read more

How Can Non-Degree Credentials Help Diverse Students in a Recession?

by | September 29, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues and unemployment rises, postsecondary classrooms swell wi [...] Read more

Institute For Student Achievement Keeps Closing Achievement Gaps in K-12 Schools

by | September 25, 2020
The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) is a nonprofit that partners with underperforming K [...] Read more
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