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.

How Can Professors Bring Anti-Racist Pedagogy Practices Into the Classroom?

by | August 25, 2020
A new guide to anti-racist pedagogy gives professors tools for facilitating conversations on ra [...] Read more

Black Student Activists Plan to Continue the Momentum of the Black Lives Matter Movement on Campus This Fall

by | August 24, 2020
After the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, Black students across the [...] Read more

Morehouse Receives $9 Million National Science Foundation Grant to Research STEM Education at HBCUs

by | August 23, 2020
The HBCU Undergraduate Success Research Center, a new initiative by Morehouse College funded by [...] Read more

Spirit Airline Pledges $250,000 in Air Travel to Civil Rights Organizations

by | August 21, 2020
In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests this summer, a growing number of companies are makin [...] Read more

Report: Colleges Ramp Up Advertising During COVID-19, Especially For-Profits

by | August 19, 2020
Colleges and universities are spending a lot of money on advertising during the pandemic, parti [...] Read more

Will Higher Education Take Center Stage at Democratic National Convention?

by | August 18, 2020
As the Democratic National Convention kicks off, experts speculate about what role higher educ [...] Read more

Do Students Need a Bill of Rights?

by | August 17, 2020
A coalition of higher education reform organizations, led by Partners for College Affordability [...] Read more

University of Nebraska Student Athletes Call For More Diverse Athletics Staff

by | August 13, 2020
Student athletes at the University of Nebraska are pushing for more diverse leadership in athle [...] Read more

A New Paper Series Recommends Ways to Simplify the FAFSA

by | August 12, 2020
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) recently came out wit [...] Read more

Enrollment at Some HBCUs Increases in the Wake of Black Lives Matter Protests

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On the whole, HBCUs, like the rest of the higher education sector, are experiencing drops in en [...] Read more

New Report Explores Recruitment and Retention for Academic Couples of Color

by | August 11, 2020
For his dissertation, Dr. Daniel Blake originally planned to focus on interventions for first-g [...] Read more

A New Initiative Supports Rural Community Colleges

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Education Design Lab, a nonprofit for innovation in higher education, will focus on supporting [...] Read more

Seminar Aims to Diversify the U.S. Department of State

by | August 10, 2020
The Cox-State Department Diplomacy Seminar, a program by the Una Chapman Cox Foundation, is des [...] Read more

International Conference Explores Religious Diversity in Higher Education

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When we talk about diversity, equity and inclusion on campus, religion isn’t always a part of [...] Read more

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Council of Excellence Launched

by | August 9, 2020
A group of diversity officers in college athletics is launching the Diversity, Inclusion, and E [...] Read more