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.


SV Academy Launches New Partnerships With Hopes to Diversify Silicon Valley

by | December 29, 2019
SV Academy, a tuition-free online vocational program for tech sales, recently partnered with tw [...] Read more

University of California System Faces Civil Rights Lawsuit Over Standardized Testing

by | December 19, 2019
The University of California system was hit with a civil rights lawsuit last week over required [...] Read more

Trump’s Executive Order on Campus Anti-Semitism Met Mixed Reactions Among Jewish Faculty

by | December 18, 2019
President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order last week intended to combat campus anti-Se [...] Read more

Wiley College Receives Warning From Accreditor

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Wiley College – a historically Black college in Marshall, Texas – received a warning from i [...] Read more

Students Can’t Afford to Work Their Way Through College, Report Finds

by | December 17, 2019
The idea that a college student can work their way through school at minimum wage is a myth, ac [...] Read more

Rice University Announces First African American Provost

by | December 16, 2019
Rice University recently promoted its dean of engineering, Dr. Reginald DesRoches, to the posit [...] Read more

Virginia Governor Releases Free Community College Plan

by | December 15, 2019
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposed a plan to make community college free for residents from l [...] Read more

Professors Sue Tufts University Over Required Fundraising

by | December 12, 2019
Eight professors at Tufts Medical School – who research cancer, addiction, autism and other t [...] Read more

Democrats in Congress Question DeVos on Relief For Defrauded Students

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Tensions ran high at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on Thursday, where Democrats [...] Read more

University of Phoenix Agrees to $191 Million Settlement Over Deceptive Ads

by | December 11, 2019
The University of Phoenix – and its parent company Apollo Education Group – will forgive $1 [...] Read more

Report Details Bullying, Harassment at Coast Guard Academy

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A report released by two Congressional committees – the House Homeland Security Committee and [...] Read more

Diversity at Public Health Schools Improves at a Crawl, Report Finds

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A 20-year update on a 1999 study found that public health schools are diversifying - but not ne [...] Read more

UNCF Celebrates as FUTURE Act Awaits Trump’s Signature

by | December 10, 2019
The latest version of the FUTURE Act, a bipartisan compromise on funding for minority serving i [...] Read more

UNC Faculty Denounce Confederate Statue Settlement

by | December 9, 2019
The Faculty Council at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill voted against a settlement t [...] Read more

Over 200 Faculty Denounce Harvard’s Decision to Deny García Peña Tenure

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Over 200 faculty from across the U.S. and beyond sent a letter to Dr. Lawrence Bacow, Harvard U [...] Read more