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.


New Website Tracks School Police Violence Against Students of Color

by | August 27, 2019
Two civil rights groups – the Advancement Project and the Alliance for Educational Justice [...] Read more

College Board Replaces Controversial ‘Adversity Score’ on SAT

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The College Board has retracted its Environmental Context Dashboard, which attempted to factor [...] Read more

Vandalism Spurs Investigation at the Department of Education

by | August 26, 2019
An investigation is underway at the Department of Education after an employee’s office was va [...] Read more

Texas Inmates Graduate from Austin Community College

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Friends and family gathered at Lockhart Correctional Facility in Texas to watch 14 women – 13 [...] Read more

Spelman College Ups Security After Shooting Near Clark Atlanta University

by | August 23, 2019
After four students were shot near Clark Atlanta University campus – two from Spelman College [...] Read more

1 in 10 College Students Think Credit Cards Give Free Money

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College students need serious help with financial literacy, according to a 2019 study by Wallet [...] Read more

WVU President, Kasich Form Nonprofit Regarding Opioid Settlement Funds

by | August 22, 2019
West Virginia University president Dr. Gordon Gee has partnered with former Ohio Gov. John Kasi [...] Read more

University of Kansas Professor Charged With Fraud in FBI Probe

by | August 21, 2019
After an FBI investigation, University of Kansas researcher Dr. Feng “Franklin” Tao faces f [...] Read more

Can Telemedicine Help Students Stay Healthy?

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The college lifestyle – famous for hectic schedules, late-night study sessions and 2 a.m. piz [...] Read more

Alabama HBCUs Gather for Band Competition

by | August 20, 2019
For the first time, bands from all six historically Black colleges and universities in Alabama [...] Read more

New Initiative Tackles Graduate Student Mental Health

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Graduate students are six times as likely to experience anxiety and depression as people in oth [...] Read more

Hampton University Plans to Train Black Gamers

by | August 19, 2019
Esports, video games played by professional gamers for spectators, are increasingly popular – [...] Read more

Two People Killed, Three Wounded Near Alabama State University

by | August 16, 2019
Two people were killed and three wounded in a shooting near Alabama State University campus on [...] Read more

Two Nonprofits That Help Low-Income Students Are Merging

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College Access Now, a Seattle-based, regionally focused nonprofit, will become a part of Colleg [...] Read more

UT Austin Student Center Named After Former President

by | August 15, 2019
The University of Texas at Austin will rename its student activity center after William C. Powe [...] Read more