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.


Washington University Receives $7.6 Million Grant from National Cancer Institute

by | October 20, 2019
Washington University in St. Louis has received a $7.6 million grant from the National Cancer I [...] Read more

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Students Criticize Response to Shooting Threat

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Residence Hall Association, a student advocacy group, se [...] Read more

University of Nebraska Foundation Celebrates $290 Million in Contributions

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The University of Nebraska Foundation – which supports the University of Nebraska system thro [...] Read more

Illinois Program Aims to Diversify the Accounting Field

by | October 18, 2019
The Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program, an Illinois CPA Society program fo [...] Read more

Hampshire College Announces New Educational Model

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Hampshire College has announced a new nontraditional educational model meant to break down barr [...] Read more

HBCU Students Learn Financial Literacy at Leadership Institute

by | October 17, 2019
As a sophomore, Jonathan Jones hit an academic rough patch. He almost gave up on his bachelor [...] Read more

Prairie View A&M University Symposium Celebrates Historian Paula Giddings

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Next month, Prairie View A&M University will host a day-long symposium honoring African Ame [...] Read more

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Reauthorize the Higher Education Act

by | October 16, 2019
The Higher Education Act – legislation from 1965 that governs federal higher education progra [...] Read more

$3 Million Endowment Awarded For Native American Scholarships

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A $3 million endowment by the Lannan Foundation in partnership with the American Indian College [...] Read more

Howard University Launches New Program to Diversify Hollywood

by | October 13, 2019
Howard University is partnering with Amazon Studios to launch a new program aimed at diversifyi [...] Read more

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Prepares for 19th Annual Leadership Institute

by | October 12, 2019
This week, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund is hosting its 19th annual Leadership Institute i [...] Read more

Report Reveals Department of Education Ignored Warnings About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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A new report by the House Committee on Education and Labor shows that the Department of Educati [...] Read more

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Addresses HBCU Leaders About Expired Funding

by | October 10, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a letter to leaders of historically Black colleges [...] Read more

Wabash College Discontinues Sheepskin Diplomas

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For 187 years, Wabash College – an all-male private liberal arts college in Crawfordsville, I [...] Read more

University of Akron School of Law Accepts GRE Scores

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The University of Akron School of Law announced Wednesday that it will allow applicants to subm [...] Read more