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.


Biden Rejects Proposal to Cancel $50,000 in Student Loan Debt

by | February 18, 2021
At a CNN town hall on earlier this week, President Joe R. Biden rejected the proposal to cancel [...] Read more

Jamaal O. Bailey: An HBCU Servant Leader

by | February 17, 2021
Jamaal O. Bailey spent 12 years advocating for historically Black colleges and universities at [...] Read more

A Wave of Black Student Body Presidents Enter Office Amid COVID-19, Racial Injustice Crises

by | February 16, 2021
This academic year, students at predominantly White institutions elected a wave of Black studen [...] Read more

Valparaiso University Removes Mascot With Ties to Hate Groups

by | February 15, 2021
Valparaiso University announced it will be getting rid of its mascot, the Crusader, following a [...] Read more

Harrisburg Area Community College Faculty Rally to Unionize

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A few dozen Harrisburg Area Community College faculty members gathered near campus to rally for [...] Read more

How Can Universities Better Support International Students?

by | February 12, 2021
The American Council on Education (ACE) released a new report on Friday, titled “Toward Gre [...] Read more

Campaign Pushes for Reauthorization of Higher Education Act

by | February 10, 2021
On Monday, the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Tea [...] Read more

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson Elected Chair of Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee

by | February 9, 2021
U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, a former school principal, was elected chair of the Higher Educa [...] Read more

High School Students Call For More Youth Engagement in the Education Department

by | February 8, 2021
A group of high school students are calling on education secretary nominee Dr. Miguel Cardona t [...] Read more

Why Are Economics Departments Failing to Recruit Black Economists?

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As universities grow more diverse, economics departments continue to lag behind, especially whe [...] Read more

A GAO Report Prompts Scrutiny of For-profit College Conversions

by | February 5, 2021
The trend of for-profit colleges converting to nonprofits has been in the spotlight recently af [...] Read more

Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper Tapped to U.S. Department of Education Post

by | February 4, 2021
Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper – who has served as president of the Institute for Higher Education [...] Read more

Outlining a Policy Agenda for Black America

by | February 1, 2021
In honor of the first day of Black History Month, the Brookings Institution held a set of onlin [...] Read more

2021 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Eluterio Blanco, Jr.

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Dr. Eluterio Blanco, Jr. grew up in a Mexican American community in South Texas by the Rio Gran [...] Read more

Women’s Rights Organizations Push for an Office of Gender Equity at the Education Department

by | January 29, 2021
Women’s rights organizations are making a renewed push for an Office of Gender Equity in the [...] Read more