Sarah Wood - Higher Education
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Sarah Wood
Sarah Wood is a staff writer at Diverse: Issues In Higher Education covering community colleges and minority-serving institutions. She previously worked as a reporting intern with Diverse. She is a recent graduate of Elon University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international studies.


Queen Latifah Among Honorees to Receive W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

by | October 15, 2019
Rapper and actress Queen Latifah will be honored with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal on Oct. 22 for h [...] Read more

Small Institutions Lead the Way in STEM Degree Attainment for Underrepresented Students

by | October 14, 2019
Small and mid-sized institutions play a significant role in strengthening the science, technolo [...] Read more

Representatives Introduce Pell Grant Sustainability Act

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U.S. Representative Susie Lee and Sean Casten have collaborated to create the Pell Grant Sustai [...] Read more

SREB’s Upcoming Conference to Address Lack of Diversity Among College Faculty

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Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program will host the annual Ins [...] Read more

UVA Receives $100M in Funding to Increase First-Generation Enrollment

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In an effort to increase enrollment of first-generation students, David and Jane Walentas has d [...] Read more

Founder of “Me Too” Movement to be Honored with Gleitsman Award

by | October 12, 2019
Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement and civil rights activist, will be presented [...] Read more

UNCF Creates HBCU Guide to Political Candidate’s Policies

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As a way for students and faculty members from historically Black colleges and universities (HB [...] Read more

Report Puts Spotlight on Educational Opportunities in New Mexico

by | October 10, 2019
New Mexico’s educational system and an analysis of the state’s aid for low-income students [...] Read more

Dr. Anne Kress Named New President of NOVA

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After months of searching, Northern Virginia Community Colleges (NOVA) named Dr. Anne M. Kress [...] Read more

Male Students More Likely to Gain Weight in College, Survey Finds

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A new survey revealed that males are more likely to gain weight during their first year of coll [...] Read more

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Introduces Quality Higher Education Act

by | October 9, 2019
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s newly introduced Quality Higher Education Act (H.R. 4579) [...] Read more

Morehouse College Alumnus Spike Lee to be Honored

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Alongside the Atlanta Film Society, Morehouse College will host the first annual Human Rights F [...] Read more

Undergraduate Students Explore Careers in Foreign Affairs

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For the second year in a row, a select group of undergraduate students got a first-hand chance [...] Read more

Steven Reed Elected as First African American Mayor in Montgomery, Alabama

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Steven L. Reed became Montgomery, Alabama’s first African-American mayor after beating out te [...] Read more

Hutchison Appointed President of Virginia Highlands Community College

by | October 8, 2019
With over 20 years of higher education experience, Dr. Adam Hutchison was named the next presid [...] Read more