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.

Montclair State University Discovers 112-Year-Old Letter

by | December 2, 2019
During a renovation project, Montclair State University in New Jersey found a 112-year-old lett [...] Read more

Sen. Bernie Sanders Proposes Plan to Support HBCUs

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After his recent tour of historically Black colleges and universities, Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2 [...] Read more

Campus Staff With DACA Status Face Uncertainty Too

by | November 29, 2019
There’s a lot of talk about DACA students, as the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates on the Defer [...] Read more

President of the PhD Project Plans to Retire

by | November 27, 2019
Bernard J. Milano, president of the PhD project, a program to diversify business school faculty [...] Read more

New Jersey Low-Income Students Tour University of Pennsylvania and Villanova

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New Jersey SEEDS, a nonprofit for low-income students, took 30 alumni on private tours of Unive [...] Read more

The Steve Fund Improves Mental Health Services for Students of Color

by | November 26, 2019
The Steve Fund – a nonpro­fit dedicated to improving mental health for students of color – [...] Read more

Hispanic Professors at the University of Texas Earn Tens of Thousands of Dollars Less Than Their Peers, Study Finds

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The University of Texas pays their Hispanic professors less than White faculty and infrequently [...] Read more

After Financial Hardship, Hampshire College Renews Its Accreditation

by | November 25, 2019
After a financially rocky year, Hampshire College successfully renewed its accreditation.The Ne [...] Read more

University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine Will Offer Free Tuition to Graduates Working in Underserved Arizona Communities

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The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson are trying to tackle two p [...] Read more

Dr. Johnna Frierson Supports New Generation of Biomedical Science Students of Color

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Dr. Johnna Frierson leads a new office at Duke University School of Medicine called IDEALS or I [...] Read more

Syracuse University Struggles to Respond to Slew of Racist Incidents

by | November 24, 2019
Syracuse University faced a slew of racist and anti-Semitic incidents this month – at least 1 [...] Read more

Prescott College Opens MFA Program at the Intersection of Art and Social Justice

by | November 22, 2019
Prescott College in Arizona announced a new Social and Environmental Arts Practice MFA program [...] Read more

Beyoncé’s Father Teaches Entertainment Marketing at Prairie View A&M University

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Founder, president and CEO of Music World Entertainment Dr. Mathew Knowles – also known a [...] Read more

Booker Proposes Bill to Support Student Parents at Community Colleges and Minority Serving Institutions

by | November 21, 2019
New legislation - introduced by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday - could improve student life [...] Read more

House Democrats Condemn Changes to Civil Rights Data Collection

by | November 20, 2019
Democrats from the House Education and Labor Committee sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretar [...] Read more