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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Take Three Classes and Utah State University Guarantees Your Admission in New Policy

by | September 23, 2020 Utah State University announced a new admissions policy on Wednesday, aimed at increasing acces Read more

Higher Ed Institutions Grapple With Public Health Implications of In-Person Instruction

by | September 22, 2020
At the end of June, 97% of college presidents reported that their universities planned to offer [...] Read more

SEC Business Deans Band Together To Spotlight Issues of Diversity and Inclusion

by | September 18, 2020
Amid Black Lives Matter protests this summer, the 14 college of business deans of the Southeast [...] Read more

State Auditor Investigates Ole Miss Professor for Participating in Scholar Strike for Racial Justice

by | September 17, 2020
A Republican state auditor is pressuring the University of Mississippi to fire tenured sociolog [...] Read more

What Does the Education Department’s New Final Rule Mean For Religion and Free Speech in Higher Education?

by | September 16, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education issued its final rule on religious liberty and free inquiry la [...] Read more

Education Leaders From Around the World Discuss Equitable Leadership Amid COVID-19

by | September 15, 2020
Education leaders around the world gathered for “Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined, [...] Read more

When Re-Opened Campuses Close, Students Need to Figure Out Where to Go

by | September 11, 2020
Campuses across the country re-opened this fall only to close again as COVID-19 cases spiked. T [...] Read more

Lawmakers and University Leaders Explore the Future of Education at Virtual Summit

by | September 10, 2020
Education policy analysts, administrators and lawmakers gathered online on Thursday for The Hil [...] Read more

Universities Face Digital Accessibility Lawsuits as Pandemic Continues

by | September 8, 2020
There’s been an uptick in lawsuits by students with disabilities against colleges and univers [...] Read more

Truth in Advertising? Education Stakeholders Seek to Hold For-Profit Institutions Accountable

by | September 4, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, for-profit colleges stand to benefit as some increase th [...] Read more

If Joe Biden Wins, Who Could Be the Next Secretary of Education?

by | September 3, 2020
With election season very much upon us, a question is on the minds of higher education leaders. [...] Read more

Report: College Students Care About Interfaith Dialogue, But Most Don’t Engage In It

by | September 2, 2020
According to a recent study – the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal S [...] Read more

Wisconsin Incarcerates the Most Black Men in the Country. Scholars Say Kenosha Protests Were A Long Time Coming

by | August 31, 2020
Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city of 100,000 people, is now in the news as yet another site where poli [...] Read more

A Program in Memory of Tyrone Gayle, Sen. Kamala Harris’s Press Secretary, Strives to Diversify the Political Landscape

by | August 26, 2020
The Tyrone Gayle Scholars Program, which started in 2019, funds two Clemson University students [...] Read more

How Can Professors Bring Anti-Racist Pedagogy Practices Into the Classroom?

by | August 25, 2020
A new guide to anti-racist pedagogy gives professors tools for facilitating conversations on ra [...] Read more
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