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.


HACU Presidential Leadership Academy Announces Inaugural Fellows

by | August 1, 2019
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced 24 new fellows, the first c [...] Read more

A New Pilot Program Makes Tutoring Accessible to Non-Traditional Students

by | July 31, 2019
For non-traditional students, tutors can be hard to find at the times they’re needed most. St [...] Read more

Concordia Nebraska President Leaves for Minnesota

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Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich is leaving his role as president of Concordia University, Nebraska to [...] Read more

Segregation Climbs for Latinx Elementary School Students

by | July 30, 2019
Latinx elementary school students, especially the children of immigrant parents, are increasing [...] Read more

Survey Indicates How Student Borrowers Will Vote in 2020

by | July 29, 2019
A LendEDU study surveyed 1,000 eligible voters with student loan debt about how they plan to vo [...] Read more

Tribal Colleges Struggle to Connect

by | July 26, 2019
Last year, the Federal Communications Commission found that about 35 percent of Americans livin [...] Read more

Rutgers University President to Step Down, Join Faculty

by | July 25, 2019
Dr. Robert L. Barchi, Rutgers University’s 20th president, has announced that the upcomin [...] Read more

Latina Leaders Talk Education, Public Policy at Third Annual Summit

by | July 24, 2019
California Rep. Nanette Barragán remembers her immigrant parents telling her, “Doctor or law [...] Read more

Marquette to Add Nine Faculty in Race, Ethnic and Indigenous Studies

by | July 23, 2019
Marquette University plans to boost its Race, Ethnic and Indigenous Studies (REIS) program by o [...] Read more

New Report: Student Loan Debt Widens Racial Wealth Gap

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Student loan debt is swelling for graduates across the country. But according to a new report, [...] Read more

Sacred Heart Gets $2.4M to Combat Opioid Crisis Among Underserved

by | July 22, 2019
Connecticut residents are more likely to die of an unintentional drug overdose –most from pre [...] Read more

New Bill Addresses Barriers to Upward Bound Grants

by | July 19, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education rejected grants from one of the TRIO programs, Upward Bound, a [...] Read more

New Report Finds Stark Inequity in Chicago Higher Education

by | July 18, 2019
None of the Chicago-area four-year public universities, as of 2016, has been able to graduate m [...] Read more

Hampshire College Appoints New President

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This week, Hampshire College appointed its eighth president, Dr. Edward Wingenbach. He received [...] Read more

University of Maryland Summer Camp Strives to Diversify Computer Science

by | July 17, 2019
The number of jobs in computer science is expected to grow by 19 percent by 2026, according to [...] Read more