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.

College Affordability Act Passes Out of Committee to the U.S. House of Representatives

by | October 31, 2019
Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee passed the College Affordability Act out o [...] Read more

Spelman College Will Be the First HBCU With an Endowed Queer Studies Chair

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Spelman College will be the first historically Black college or university to have an endowed c [...] Read more

A New Report Asks Who’s Going Back to College?

by | October 30, 2019
A new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center delves into the demographics [...] Read more

UC System Threatened With Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Standardized Testing

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A group of students and community organizations are threatening to sue the University of Califo [...] Read more

Diversity Summit Asks How Industries Can Create Better Pipelines

by | October 29, 2019
"Diversity Matters" showcased a series of conversations about diversity in the workforce, from [...] Read more

University of Memphis Students Say They Were Kicked Out of a Party With Homophobic Slurs

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Two students at the University of Memphis were allegedly kicked out of an off-campus party and [...] Read more

Dr. Dwight C. Watson Takes Helm at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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When Dr. Dwight C. Watson was applying to be the new chancellor of the University of Wisconsin- [...] Read more

Trump Touts Relationship With HBCUs With Eye on 2020

by | October 28, 2019
HBCUs seemingly have a role to play in Trump’s strategy for 2020, forcing them to navigate co [...] Read more

Longest Serving Black Congressman Dies at Age 90

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Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. – a Michigan Democrat and the longest-serving Black congres [...] Read more

University of Texas Opens Center for Black Male Students

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University of Texas has announced its new Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males, named after the [...] Read more

East Carolina University Interim Chancellor Resigns For Drinking, Dancing With Students

by | October 27, 2019
East Carolina University’s Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach has resigned from his post after ph [...] Read more

Excelencia in Education Celebrates its Quinceañera at ALASS Institute

by | October 25, 2019
Excelencia in Education celebrated its 15th anniversary with its Accelerating Latino Student Su [...] Read more

Southern University at New Orleans Chancellor Steps Down

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Southern University at New Orleans Chancellor Dr. Lisa Mims-Devezin is stepping down and return [...] Read more

State Cuts to Higher Education Funding Shift the Burden to Students

by | October 24, 2019
A new report by the Center on Budget and Public Policy Priorities shows state disinvestment in [...] Read more

Conference Series Focuses on Mental Health For Students of Color

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The Steve Fund – a nonprofit dedicated to improving mental health for students of color – i [...] Read more