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.


Lawmakers Gather at the National Action Network Legislative Conference

by | November 14, 2019
Representatives and Senators gathered for the National Action Network Legislative Conference in [...] Read more

University of Pennsylvania Law School Changes Its Name

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The University of Pennsylvania law school changed its name to Carey Law after a $125 million do [...] Read more

Is College Worth It? Yes, But Return On Investment Varies, Study Finds

by | November 13, 2019
A new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce titled, “A Fi [...] Read more

DACA Students Wonder What’s Next As the Supreme Court Deliberates

by | November 12, 2019
On Tuesday, hundreds of DACA recipients and advocates gathered outside the Supreme Court as ora [...] Read more

Florida A&M University Launches Project to Preserve Its Band History

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Florida A&M University has embarked on a project to digitize and share footage of its histo [...] Read more

Washington Expands College Grant Program

by | November 11, 2019
Under the new Washington College Grant program, Washington residents from families earning less [...] Read more

Florida Program Aims to Boost College Completion

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The Last Mile College Completion Program, spearheaded by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, will al [...] Read more

Department of Education Will Cancel Loans For Art Institute of Colorado and Illinois Institute of Art Students

by | November 8, 2019
The Department of Education will cancel student loans and restore Pell grant eligibility for st [...] Read more

University of West Georgia Considers Cutting Faculty Members

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The University of West Georgia found itself with a $3 million tuition revenue gap this fall aft [...] Read more

University System of Maryland Selects New Chancellor

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Dr. Jay A. Perman, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, has been chosen to b [...] Read more

Higher Ed Institutions Wrestle With Reparations and Repentance

by | November 7, 2019
In a growing reparations movement, universities like Georgetown are looking for ways to financi [...] Read more

Students Pay Off Parking Fines With Peanut Butter and Jelly at the University of Alaska Anchorage

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At the University of Alaska Anchorage, individuals can pay off unpaid parking fines with an unu [...] Read more

Senate Democrats Start New Push to Pass the FUTURE Act

by | November 6, 2019
Sen. Doug Jones and Sen. Jon Tester are making a renewed push for the U.S. Senate to pass the F [...] Read more

Students Protest Racist Graffiti at Salisbury University

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Salisbury University students held a protest on Tuesday after racist language and threats were [...] Read more

Rural Students in Illinois Shoulder More Student Debt Than Their Peers

by | November 5, 2019
Rural students in Illinois take on more debt to attend college than their peers, preventing the [...] Read more