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.


Online Drag Shows and Shoe Box Parade Floats: Campus Communities Virtually Celebrate Pride in Style

by | June 9, 2020
Online drag shows, miniature floats made out of shoe boxes, virtual panel discussions and dance [...] Read more

Diverse Celebrates Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, Explores Future of College Athletics

by | June 7, 2020
Among the aspects of college life that have been disrupted amid the COVID-19 pandemic is athlet [...] Read more

Amazon Donates Total of $10 Million to Group of Organizations Including UNCF, TMCF

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As part of an effort to support education and justice for Black communities across the U.S., Am [...] Read more

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Joins Boston University to Lead New Antiracist Research Center

by | June 4, 2020
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of the most sought-after scholars on racism in America, will join Bosto [...] Read more

The Navajo Nation Hit the Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate in the Country. What Does That Mean for Its Tribal College?

by | June 1, 2020
The Navajo Nation now has the highest per capita coronavirus infection rate in the country, sur [...] Read more

Amid the Pandemic, Some Universities Plan to Continue Tuition Hikes

by | May 28, 2020
Because of the coronavirus, a growing number of colleges and universities – like William & Ma [...] Read more

Experts Suggest Reducing Campus Dining and Housing in the Fall. Here’s How That Could Impact Low-Income Students

by | May 26, 2020
As universities weigh their options for opening in the fall, experts fear that limiting campus [...] Read more

Asian American Artists Illustrate Students’ Coronavirus Stories

by | May 24, 2020
In a new social media project called #MyCovid19Semester, the University of Connecticut’s Asia [...] Read more

How Workforce Credentials Can Become More Accessible After COVID-19

by | May 20, 2020
U.S. employers cut 20.5 million jobs in April, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics r [...] Read more

Erasing Hate: Advocates Combat Anti-Asian Bias Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

by | May 14, 2020
Since the coronavirus crisis began in Wuhan, China, Asian and Asian American students have face [...] Read more

How Will the Coronavirus Change Higher Education for Incarcerated Students?

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Like the rest of the higher education landscape, college programs in prisons across the country [...] Read more

Schools Weigh Options for Fall Amid Uncertainty Surrounding Coronavirus

by | May 13, 2020
After varying amounts of struggle, higher ed institutions across the country moved online for t [...] Read more

Online Education Offers New Ways to Identify and Support At-Risk Students

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Online education offers new ways to identify students at risk of dropping out and fresh opportu [...] Read more

Harvard Froze Its Search for Ethnic Studies Faculty While Continuing to Look for an Athletic Director

by | May 12, 2020
In response to the coronavirus, Harvard University froze its search for ethnic studies faculty [...] Read more

As Universities Tighten Budgets During the Coronavirus, What Will Happen to Diversity Initiatives?

by | May 11, 2020
As the coronavirus spurs an economic downturn, colleges and universities have started to tighte [...] Read more