Sara Weissman - Higher Education

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.

Dixie State University Board of Trustees Votes to Recommend Removing “Dixie” From Name

by | December 16, 2020
The board of trustees for Dixie State University voted unanimously to recommend removing “Dix [...] Read more

What a Biden Administration Could Mean for Community Colleges

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With President-elect Joe Biden preparing to take office in January, this might be community col [...] Read more

Senators Scrutinize Virtual Proctoring Companies After Students Report Equity Concerns

by | December 14, 2020
As COVID-19 popularized virtual proctoring, students have increasingly reported incidents where [...] Read more

Report: Universities With More Racial Segregation by Major Graduate Fewer Black Students Into High-Paying Fields

by | December 11, 2020
While campuses are growing more diverse, minorities tend to be concentrated within certain majo [...] Read more

Census Records Reveal the Founder of Johns Hopkins University Owned Slaves

by | December 10, 2020
Records show that Johns Hopkins, the founder of Johns Hopkins University, owned slaves, despite [...] Read more

University of Tennessee System Votes in Favor of Adding Martin Methodist University

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Martin Methodist University – located in rural Pulaski, Tennessee – is likely to be the fir [...] Read more

University of Minnesota Considers Tuition-Free Program for Low Income Students

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents will discuss a tuition-free program for in-state s [...] Read more

Clemson University Will Open First LGBTQ Residential Community Next Fall

by | December 9, 2020
Clemson University is opening its first LGBTQ “living and learning community” in fall 2021, [...] Read more

University of Dallas Students Face Pushback for Trying to Start Racial Justice Club

by | December 8, 2020
The University of Dallas Student Government tabled a proposal for a racial justice student club [...] Read more

University of Michigan Hires Firm to Help Implement Reforms on Sexual Misconduct

by | December 4, 2020
The University of Michigan has hired Guidepost Solutions, a firm responsible for helping the un [...] Read more

Howard University Receives $1 Million Gift for Nonprofit Leadership Program

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Howard University’s School of Social Work has received $1 million to create the Fred Taylor & [...] Read more

Report: Financial Aid Officers Can Use Professional Judgement as a Tool for Racial Equity

by | December 3, 2020
A new report by The Education Trust explores how financial aid offices can use professional jud [...] Read more

University of Maryland Administrators Partner With Black Student Leaders on Campus Climate

by | December 2, 2020
The University of Maryland recently assembled a group of Black student leaders, representing ab [...] Read more

TMCF Partners With John Deere to Support Black Farmers

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In partnership with the company John Deere, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is launch [...] Read more

Students Feel Anxious About COVID-19. Why Aren’t They Turning to Campus Mental Health Resources For Help?

by | November 30, 2020
Most college students feel anxious about COVID-19, but less than a quarter of them are using ca [...] Read more