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.


Foundation President and Historian Wants to Make the Humanities Accessible

by | October 8, 2019
Dr. Andrew Delbanco wears two hats. He’s the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies [...] Read more

The ACT Unveils New Test-Taking Options

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Next year, the ACT is offering students new test-taking options next year. Starting in Septembe [...] Read more

Oprah Winfrey Announces $13 Million Donation to Morehouse College

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Oprah Winfrey announced a $13 million donation to continue her Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program a [...] Read more

A Kentucky Christian University Plans to Offer Programs in West Virginia

by | October 7, 2019
Campbellsville University, a private Christian university in Kentucky, may start offering degre [...] Read more

McHenry County College Awarded $2.25 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Education

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The U.S. Department of Education awarded McHenry County College a $2.25 million grant to be dis [...] Read more

New Report Explores How State Policy Impacts Access to Higher Education

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A new report by Ithaka S+R, a higher education consulting company, advocates for states to crea [...] Read more

South Carolina Hosts African American History Conference

by | October 6, 2019
Last week, over a thousand academics, activists and students gathered in Charleston, South Caro [...] Read more

Teagle Foundation Forum Explores What Liberal Arts Can Offer Underrepresented Students

by | October 5, 2019
At a forum marking the Teagle Foundation’s 75th anniversary, humanities faculty explored what [...] Read more

Brown University Removes GRE Requirement for 24 Doctoral Programs

by | October 4, 2019
Next year, Brown University applicants won’t need to provide Graduate Records Examination (GR [...] Read more

New Bill Aims to Stop School Closures

by | October 3, 2019
On Thursday, Rep. Dr. Donna Shalala, Peter King and Sean Casten introduced the Stop College Clo [...] Read more

Faculty Rally Around Female Professor in Pay Discrimination Case

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The American Association of University Professors filed an amicus brief supporting Dr. Jennifer [...] Read more

$60K Raised to Preserve Nina Simone’s Childhood Home

by | October 2, 2019
The childhood home of civil rights activist and singer Nina Simone will be restored, thanks to [...] Read more

University of the District of Columbia Partners with Pennsylvania State Research Lab

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The University of the District of Columbia, a historically Black university, is partnering with [...] Read more

University of Maryland Student Newspaper Shuts Down Its Print Edition

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The Diamondback, an independent student-run newspaper at the University of Maryland, is going e [...] Read more

Puerto Rico’s Higher Ed Institutions Show Resilience After 2017 Hurricanes

by | October 1, 2019
In September 2017, hurricanes Irma and Maria blasted through Puerto Rico and wrecked Inter Amer [...] Read more