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.

University of Georgia Moves to Name College of Education After Its First Black Graduate

by | September 27, 2019
University of Georgia’s presidential cabinet voted unanimously to name the school’s college [...] Read more

Temple University Scholarship Honors Journalist Alumna

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Starting this spring, Temple University will memorialize journalist Lorraine Branham through a [...] Read more

PEN America Launches New Campus Free Speech Guide

by | September 26, 2019
PEN America, a nonprofit that supports writers’ free expression, just released a digital guid [...] Read more

Undocumented Students Struggle to Afford College

by | September 25, 2019
Undocumented students — including those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) sta [...] Read more

FUTURE Act Stalls in the U.S. Senate

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Historically Black colleges and universities are growing nervous as federal funding for minorit [...] Read more

Kentucky Launches New Program For Low-Income Students

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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is launching a new statewide program to increas [...] Read more

Chaplaincy Support Can Boost Students’ Academic Success

by | September 24, 2019
Religious minority communities are growing on American college campuses, but they’re still le [...] Read more

Undocumented Students Reflect on the Role of Faith in their Activism

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At a panel at Trinity Washington University, undocumented students reflected on the role faith [...] Read more

Second HBCU Sustainability Summit to be Held in Atlanta

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This Thursday, the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame and the 100 Black Men of America, [...] Read more

The College of New Rochelle Plans to Auction Off Property After Bankruptcy

by | September 23, 2019
The College of New Rochelle, a small private Catholic college, will be auctioning off its main [...] Read more

15 Indiana Schools Waive Application Fees For a Week

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To encourage low-income applicants to apply to college, 15 Indiana colleges are waiving applica [...] Read more

Florida International University Awarded $2 Million to Launch Cybersecurity Apprenticeships

by | September 20, 2019
Florida International University received $2 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to creat [...] Read more

UC System President Plans to Step Down Next Year

by | September 19, 2019
After seven years leading the University of California system, President Janet Napolitano annou [...] Read more

House Committee Hearing Probes Problems with the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

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Since the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program began in 2007, 99.6 percent of applications h [...] Read more

Libertarian Think Tank Hosts Panel on Higher Education Act Renewal

by | September 18, 2019
Conservative authors discussed Higher Education Act renewal on a panel hosted by the Cato Insti [...] Read more