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.

Universities Are Freezing Tenure Clocks. What Will That Mean for Junior Faculty of Color?

by | May 9, 2020
Over 240 universities are offering junior faculty extensions on their tenure clocks to ease the [...] Read more

Student Parents Face Severe Housing and Food Insecurity, a New Report Finds

by | May 7, 2020
Student parents face severe housing and food insecurity, according to a new report from the Hop [...] Read more

A Panel Explores What Higher Education Could Look Like in a Post-Coronavirus World

by | May 4, 2020
Will higher education return to normal after the pandemic, or will it emerge forever changed? T [...] Read more

Jackson State University Counsels Local Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

by | April 30, 2020
Jackson State University's Small Business Development Center is working with local small busine [...] Read more

How Universities Can Recruit and Retain Diverse Faculty During the Pandemic

by | April 22, 2020
As universities across the country consider hiring freezes, how can they continue to recruit an [...] Read more

Dr. Virginia Roach Trailblazes Ways for Women in Academia

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Dr. Virginia Roach, dean of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education, started her ca [...] Read more

Campus Climate Issues Don’t Disappear When Campuses Close, Scholars Say

by | April 21, 2020
Diverse hosted an online discussion titled “Calling Out Xenophobia, Racism and Intolerance Du [...] Read more

Community College Leaders Share Questions and Concerns on Coronavirus at Virtual Town Hall

by | April 20, 2020
A virtual town hall hosted by Achieving the Dream offered a glimpse into the questions communit [...] Read more

The Underrepresented, Underprivileged Hit Hard by Coronavirus-Related Campus Closures

by | April 19, 2020
Since the University of Southern California’s campus closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, go [...] Read more

Contract Food Service Workers Petition Washington D.C. Universities For Health Benefits During Coronavirus

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More than 400 subcontracted food service workers were temporarily laid off at Howard University [...] Read more

How Will the Coronavirus Impact Enrollment For Rural Students?

by | April 14, 2020
Students from rural areas historically struggle with college access. And as the coronavirus shu [...] Read more

Students Call For Test Optional Admissions in 2021 as the Coronavirus Delays ACT And SAT

by | April 13, 2020
This April, opportunities to take the SAT and ACT were canceled with tentative postponements un [...] Read more

Dual Enrollment Works. But Who Is It Working For?

by | April 9, 2020
Dual enrollment allows students to get ahead and ease into college with a familiar, supportive [...] Read more

Coronavirus Brings Extra Uncertainty For DACA Students Awaiting a Supreme Court Decision

by | April 8, 2020
DACA students have been in limbo for months, as the U.S. Supreme Court continues to deliberate [...] Read more

Campuses Might Still Be Closed in the Fall. How Should Universities Prepare?

by | April 7, 2020
While there’s hope campuses will re-open come fall, no one knows for certain. In the meantime [...] Read more