Sarah Wood - Higher Education

Sarah Wood
Sarah Wood is a staff writer at Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. She previously was a summer reporting intern at Diverse. A recent graduate of Elon University, Sarah earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international studies.

Bernie Sanders Introduces the Respect Graduate Student Workers Act

by | January 22, 2020
The Respect Graduate Student Workers Act was introduced on Wednesday by U.S. Senator and 2020 p [...] Read more

S.C. State Names Honors College After the Late Dr. Emily England Clyburn

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South Carolina State University named its Honors College after the late philanthropist Dr. Emil [...] Read more

Betsy DeVos Announces New Center to Enforce Federal Civil Rights Laws

by | January 21, 2020
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the creation of the Outreach, Prevention, Edu [...] Read more

EAB Recommends Higher Education Changes to Lower Drop Out Rates

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In order to increase graduation rates, EAB has recommended policy changes for higher education [...] Read more

Patricia Turner Walters Donates $2.5M in Art Pieces to Howard University

by | January 18, 2020
Patricia Turner Walters donated a $2.5 million art collection to Howard University in honor of [...] Read more

In Indiana, McDonald’s Partners With Ivy Tech Community College to Offer Tuition Assistance

by | January 17, 2020
McDonalds and Ivy Tech Community College announced a partnership that would address educational [...] Read more

Betsy DeVos Proposes Plan to Ensure Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Institutions and Religious Organizations

by | January 16, 2020
United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a five-part plan to ensure the equal [...] Read more

Lumina Foundation Grants American Indian College Fund $650,000 for Research

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The American Indian College Fund received $650,000 from the Lumina Foundation to examine the ba [...] Read more

Dr. Howard C. Stevenson to be Awarded 2020 Gittler Prize by Brandeis University

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Dr. Howard C. Stevenson, the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education at the University o [...] Read more

Wake Forest Supporting First-Generation Students Via Magnolia Scholars Program

by | January 15, 2020
With the rise in tuition costs, Wake Forest University looked to develop an opportunity for all [...] Read more

Warren Aims to End Student Debt, If Elected

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If elected president, Senator Elizabeth Warren plans to forgive existing student loan debt on h [...] Read more

CEO of California’s New Online College Resigns

by | January 14, 2020
Heather Hiles, the president and chief executive officer of Calbright College, California’s n [...] Read more

Five Colleges Consortium Receives $2.5M to Support Native American and Indigenous Studies Program

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donated $2.5 million to Five Colleges Consortium to support the [...] Read more

Kevin L. Antoine Appointed as Chief Diversity Officer at Bucks County Community College

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Kevin L. Antoine was named chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Bucks County Commun [...] Read more

Virginia Tech Launches African Drone and Data Academy in Malawi

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Alongside UNICEF, Virginia Tech opened the first African Drone and Data Academy in Lilongwe, Ma [...] Read more