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.

Longest Serving Black Congressman Dies at Age 90

by | October 28, 2019
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

Ohio State University Hires New Vice President For Student Life

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Ohio State University has named Dr. Melissa Shivers its vice president for student life. Pendin [...] Read more

New Black Heritage Series Stamp Honors Journalist Gwen Ifill

by | October 23, 2019
The United States Postal Service is creating a Black Heritage series of Forever stamps for 2020 [...] Read more

Spalding University Athletic Center Called a Symbol of White Privilege at Simmons College

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Spalding University, a private liberal arts college in Louisville, Kentucky, opened a new athle [...] Read more

Professor Shares Survey With Racist Slurs at Michigan State

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Michigan State University Professor Saleem Alhabash released a survey with racist slurs, causin [...] Read more

Santos Named University of Illinois Information Sciences Dean

by | October 22, 2019
The School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign welcomed D [...] Read more

Washington University Receives $7.6 Million Grant from National Cancer Institute

by | October 20, 2019
Washington University in St. Louis has received a $7.6 million grant from the National Cancer I [...] Read more

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Students Criticize Response to Shooting Threat

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Residence Hall Association, a student advocacy group, se [...] Read more

University of Nebraska Foundation Celebrates $290 Million in Contributions

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The University of Nebraska Foundation – which supports the University of Nebraska system thro [...] Read more