Sara Weissman - Higher Education

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.

Minority Professors Ask Themselves: To Protest or Not to Protest?

by | March 1, 2020
As students confront administrators about campus climate, it poses a dilemma to their professor [...] Read more

Students Protest at UC System Conference on Free Speech and Student Dissent

by | February 27, 2020
The thorny issue of free speech on campus played out in real time at the University of Californ [...] Read more

Report: Open Educational Resources Save Students Money at a Manageable Cost to Colleges

by | February 25, 2020
Free digital learning materials, or Open Educational Resources (OER), have been celebrated as a [...] Read more

George Mason University Names First African American President

by | February 24, 2020
After an eight-month search, George Mason University just announced its first African American [...] Read more

Howard University Ups Its Minimum Wage in a Push For Employee Financial Wellness

by | February 20, 2020
Howard University has been making a concerted push for financial wellness on campus – not jus [...] Read more

Achieving the Dream Conference Spotlights Tribal Colleges and Universities

by | February 19, 2020
This year, the Achieving the Dream conference focused on tribal colleges and universities. How [...] Read more

Achieving the Dream Announces New Racial Equity Leadership Academy

by | February 18, 2020
At its Racial Equity Institute on Tuesday, Achieving the Dream announced its new Racial Equity [...] Read more

Asian Students Face Discrimination as the Coronavirus Spreads

by | February 13, 2020
Since a case of the coronavirus was confirmed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison last week, [...] Read more

Can a Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Reduce Racial Tensions? Many Syracuse Faculty Say, ‘Yes’

by | February 12, 2020
Roiled by a series of hate crimes in November, Syracuse University faculty and administrators a [...] Read more

Culver-Stockton Board of Trustees Welcomes New President

by | February 11, 2020
Last week, Dr. Douglas B. Palmer was elected the 27th president of the Culver-Stockton College [...] Read more

Concordia University’s Portland Campus Will Shut Its Doors This Spring

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After 115 years, Concordia University’s Portland campus will shut down after the spring s [...] Read more

Bellarmine University Goes Test Optional

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Bellarmine University, a private Catholic liberal arts school in Louisville, Kentucky, will no [...] Read more

“Just Mercy” is a Realistic Portrayal of the Problems in the Criminal Justice System, Say Scholars

by | February 6, 2020
In an early scene in the film, "Just Mercy," death row inmate Walter “Johnny D.” McMillian, [...] Read more

Johns Hopkins Ditched Legacy Admissions to Boost Diversity – And It Worked

by | February 5, 2020
In 2014, Johns Hopkins University got rid of legacy as a factor in admissions, hoping to up its [...] Read more

UT Austin, Dell Foundation Aim to Close Pell Grant Completion Gap

by | February 4, 2020
The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation are partn [...] Read more