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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2020 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Yomaira Figueroa

by | January 28, 2020 Raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, Dr. Yomaira Figueroa is a first-generation high school and colle Read more

2020 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Miltonette Craig

by | January 27, 2020
Dr. Miltonette Craig, an assistant professor of criminal justice sciences at Illinois State Uni [...] Read more

AAC&U Panelists Share Strategies for Supporting Underrepresented STEM Students

by | January 26, 2020
How can STEM departments support underrepresented students? Panelists at the Association of Ame [...] Read more

University of Kentucky Hosts Men of Color Symposium

by | January 25, 2020
The University of Kentucky’s Martin Luther King Center is hosting its first Men of Color Symp [...] Read more

AAC&U Conference Explores How to Support Women Leaders and Faculty of Color

by | January 23, 2020
Several sessions at the Association of American Colleges and Universities annual meeting delved [...] Read more

University of Michigan Provost Investigated For Sexual Misconduct

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University of Michigan Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Martin A. [...] Read more

Documents Show University of Richmond Built on Slave Burial Site

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University of Richmond has acknowledged that part of their campus was built on a slave burial s [...] Read more

2020 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Kabria Baumgartner

by | January 22, 2020
When Dr. Kabria Baumgartner went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to earn her Ph.D., [...] Read more

Howard University Receives $10 Million For STEM Programming

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Howard University received a $10 million gift toward STEM programming from the Karsh Family Fou [...] Read more

How HBCUs’ Strategies Can Help K-12’s Students of Color

by | January 21, 2020
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) hosted a daylong summit on Tuesday to discuss the role HBC [...] Read more

Two Years After Protests, Evergreen State College Works to Boost Enrollment, Retention

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Like many liberal arts schools, Evergreen State College has faced a drop in enrollment. But the [...] Read more

Bill Clinton, Activists, and Others Honored at King Day Celebration

by | January 20, 2020
At the National Action Network’s Martin Luther King Day Civil Rights Breakfast, the organizat [...] Read more

James Madison University Poet Receives Nomination for NAACP Image Award

by | January 17, 2020
Dr. Lauren K. Alleyne, an associate professor of English at James Madison University, has been [...] Read more

AAUP Opposes Proposed Rule Restricting Collective Bargaining For Many Graduate Students

by | January 16, 2020
The American Association of University Professors came out against a proposed federal rule that [...] Read more

What’s Next For the Modern Language Association?

by | January 15, 2020
The Modern Language Association (MLA), founded in 1883, hosts one of the preeminent conferences [...] Read more
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