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.

Students and Faculty of Color Petition Against Leadership Change at Mizzou’s College of Education

by | August 7, 2020
The removal of Dr. Kathryn Chval as dean of the University of Missouri College of Education con [...] Read more

Apple Expands Partnerships With Historically Black Colleges and Universities

by | August 6, 2020
At a time when whole industries have shifted online in response to the coronavirus, historicall [...] Read more

DACA Student Advocates Worry Amid New Restrictions to the Program

by | August 4, 2020
The Trump administration will reject new applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arri [...] Read more

Project Kaleidoscope Works to Implement Transformative Change, Foster Student Diversity in STEM

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The coronavirus pandemic has been a setback for many higher education initiatives. But not so f [...] Read more

Cal State Scholars Call New Ethnic Studies or Social Justice Course Requirement a “Trojan Horse”

by | August 3, 2020
The California State University system board of trustees voted in favor of requiring students t [...] Read more

Vanderbilt Administrator Applies Engineering Background to Diversity Work

by | July 31, 2020
Dr. William H. Robinson has spent the last 17 years at Vanderbilt University. In 2018, he becam [...] Read more

Are Video Games the Future of HBCU Sports?

by | July 29, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on traditional fall sports, historically Black coll [...] Read more

University of Nevada Las Vegas Hires First Black President

by | July 24, 2020
Dr. Keith Whitfield will become the first Black president of the University of Nevada Las Vegas [...] Read more

Noted Political Scientist and Activist E. Walter Miles Passes Away

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Dr. E. Walter Miles, a groundbreaking Black political scientist at San Diego State University, [...] Read more

Higher Ed Institutions Rethink Relationships With Police Amid Nationwide Protests

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Two days after the death of George Floyd — a Black man who died at the hands of a Minneapolis [...] Read more

The UC System Just Admitted Its Most Diverse Class of Californians. How Did These Campuses Do It?

by | July 23, 2020
The University of California (UC) system admitted its largest, most diverse class of California [...] Read more

UC Irvine Funds 19 Projects to Advance Equity Amid COVID-19

by | July 22, 2020
The University of California Irvine (UCI) announced that it will be funding 19 projects aimed a [...] Read more

Over 100 Campus Police Departments Got Military Equipment Through This Federal Program

by | July 20, 2020
According to data from the Defense Logistics Agency, over 100 university police departments hav [...] Read more

What’s in a Name? After Years of Student Activism, Universities Rename Campus Buildings

by | July 16, 2020
After Black Lives Matter protests across the country, universities face an ongoing flood of pet [...] Read more

A New Report Explores Black Students’ Attitudes Toward Activism

by | July 15, 2020
A new report explores attitudes toward activism among Black students at predominantly Black hig [...] Read more