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.

New Partnership Funds Textbooks for 1,000 HBCU Students

by | August 12, 2019
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has partnered with Cengage, an education and technology co [...] Read more

King: New Face at the US Education Department

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The U.S. Senate recently con­firmed Robert “Bob” King as assistant secretary for postsecon [...] Read more

Shenandoah University Welcomes First Muslim Chaplain

by | August 9, 2019
Shenandoah University has introduced its first non-Christian chaplain, Hanaa Unus, who will ser [...] Read more

Northwestern Opening First University Museum in Qatar

by | August 8, 2019
Northwestern University in Qatar is opening the first museum in the Gulf focused on journalism, [...] Read more

Former Michigan State Dean William Strampel Sentenced

by | August 7, 2019
Dr. William Strampel, the former dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopath [...] Read more

Business Schools Want to Do More to End Poverty Globally

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There’s a gap between the role business schools think they could play in alleviating global p [...] Read more

UVA Extends Financial Aid to In-State DACA Students

by | August 6, 2019
University of Virginia is now extending financial aid benefits to in-state students from the De [...] Read more

Review Finds Promise in ACUE Course on Faculty Teaching

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While professors spend years learning how to do their research, they’re rarely taught how to [...] Read more

Glasgow University Pays Millions in Reparations for Slave Trade Ties

by | August 5, 2019
Glasgow University is paying £20 million in reparations – the equivalent of more than $2 [...] Read more

Cleary Partnership Offers Free Tuition For Restaurant Employees, Families

by | August 2, 2019
What if tuition costs came free with employment, like healthcare benefits? Dr. Jayson Boyers, t [...] Read more

Civil Rights Leaders Warn Against New HUD Rule

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The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed changes to the disparate [...] Read more

HACU Presidential Leadership Academy Announces Inaugural Fellows

by | August 1, 2019
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced 24 new fellows, the first c [...] Read more

A New Pilot Program Makes Tutoring Accessible to Non-Traditional Students

by | July 31, 2019
For non-traditional students, tutors can be hard to find at the times they’re needed most. St [...] Read more

Concordia Nebraska President Leaves for Minnesota

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Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich is leaving his role as president of Concordia University, Nebraska to [...] Read more

Segregation Climbs for Latinx Elementary School Students

by | July 30, 2019
Latinx elementary school students, especially the children of immigrant parents, are increasing [...] Read more