Sarah Wood - Higher Education

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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.

A Time to Lead: Constance Ledoux Book Leads Elon as its First Female President

by | January 22, 2020
Over a year ago, Dr. Constance “Connie” Ledoux Book was named Elon University’s first fem [...] Read more

Report: Students of Color Find it Difficult Accessing Mental Health Support

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A new study by ACT analyzed high school students' access to mental health services. [...] Read more

Bernie Sanders Introduces the Respect Graduate Student Workers Act

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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