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.


NYU Launches Dual Degree Program With Indian Institute of Technology

by | December 8, 2019
New York University’s engineering school and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur are e [...] Read more

After Racist Graffiti, Salisbury University Announces New Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

by | December 5, 2019
Salisbury University is enacting new diversity and inclusion initiatives after racist messages [...] Read more

Syracuse University Increases Security In Response to Racist Incidents

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Syracuse University has added security patrols and cameras after a series of more than a dozen [...] Read more

Two International Students Become Rhodes Scholars at Earlham College

by | December 4, 2019
Earlham College - a small liberal arts school in Richmond, Indiana - cultivated two Rhodes Scho [...] Read more

Senators Introduce a Bipartisan Plan to Renew HBCU Funding

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After months of political wrangling, U.S. senators introduced a bipartisan plan to renew long-t [...] Read more

Tensions Continue at Syracuse University as Students Return to Campus

by | December 3, 2019
At Syracuse University, at least 12 racist and anti-Semitic incidents happened on campus in the [...] Read more

Montclair State University Discovers 112-Year-Old Letter

by | December 2, 2019
During a renovation project, Montclair State University in New Jersey found a 112-year-old lett [...] Read more

Sen. Bernie Sanders Proposes Plan to Support HBCUs

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After his recent tour of historically Black colleges and universities, Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2 [...] Read more

Campus Staff With DACA Status Face Uncertainty Too

by | November 29, 2019
There’s a lot of talk about DACA students, as the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates on the Defer [...] Read more

President of the PhD Project Plans to Retire

by | November 27, 2019
Bernard J. Milano, president of the PhD project, a program to diversify business school faculty [...] Read more

New Jersey Low-Income Students Tour University of Pennsylvania and Villanova

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New Jersey SEEDS, a nonprofit for low-income students, took 30 alumni on private tours of Unive [...] Read more

The Steve Fund Improves Mental Health Services for Students of Color

by | November 26, 2019
The Steve Fund – a nonpro­fit dedicated to improving mental health for students of color – [...] Read more

Hispanic Professors at the University of Texas Earn Tens of Thousands of Dollars Less Than Their Peers, Study Finds

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The University of Texas pays their Hispanic professors less than White faculty and infrequently [...] Read more

After Financial Hardship, Hampshire College Renews Its Accreditation

by | November 25, 2019
After a financially rocky year, Hampshire College successfully renewed its accreditation.The Ne [...] Read more

University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine Will Offer Free Tuition to Graduates Working in Underserved Arizona Communities

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The University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson are trying to tackle two p [...] Read more