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.


Two Campus Chaplaincy Organizations Merge as Their Work Changes

by | March 9, 2021
Two campus chaplaincy organizations merged to pool their resources in the face of a shifting an [...] Read more

Biden Orders Review of Trump-Era Title IX Regulations

by | March 8, 2021
President Joe R. Biden will sign an executive order directing the U.S. Department of Education [...] Read more

The Long Battle For UCLA’s Black Resource Center

by | March 5, 2021
Black students at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have been calling for a Black [...] Read more

Women Studies Scholars Worry Their Programs Are at Risk for Being Cut Amid Tightening Budgets

by | March 4, 2021
Women’s studies scholars worry programs like theirs will take a hit as the pandemic leads to [...] Read more

Education Advocates From Around the World Discuss Equitable Leadership Amid COVID-19

by | March 3, 2021
Education stakeholders from around the world gathered on Zoom this week for a two-part online p [...] Read more

American Council on Education Selects Diverse Cohort of Fellows

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The American Council on Education selected 52 emerging leaders in higher education as its 2021- [...] Read more

Expanded SNAP Benefits Help Food Insecure Students. But It’s Only the First Step

by | March 2, 2021
The U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, iss [...] Read more

Dr. Miguel Cardona Confirmed as Secretary of Education

by | March 1, 2021
The U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Miguel Cardona as secretary of education on Monday with a 64 to 3 [...] Read more

Bank of America Will Donate $22 Million in Grants to Support Communities of Color

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Bank of America will donate over $22 million in grants to support education, jobs, health and h [...] Read more

Cass Cliatt: A “Voice in the Room” at Brown University

by | February 26, 2021
Cass Cliatt is the first Black person to lead communications at a senior executive level at an [...] Read more

Incarcerated Students With Life Sentences Are Missing From Inclusion Conversations, Advocates Say

by | February 25, 2021
There are more people sentenced to prison for life than the entire prison population in the ear [...] Read more

St. Augustine’s University Selects Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail as Next President

by | February 23, 2021
The St. Augustine’s University Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail [...] Read more

Ohio State President Announces Pledge to Hire 50 Scholars Focused on Race, Equity Issues

by | February 22, 2021
In her first state of the university address, Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, president of The Ohio St [...] Read more

James Kvaal Announced as New Under Secretary of Education

by | February 19, 2021
On Friday, President Joe R. Biden announced that James Kvaal will serve as under secretary of e [...] Read more

This UCLA Doctoral Student Cohort Is Majority Black. Here’s What a Group of Faculty Did to Make It Happen

by | February 18, 2021
In the urban schooling division of UCLA's graduate school of education and information studies, [...] Read more