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.


Policy Brief Highlights Need for Higher Education Institutions to Create Systematic Changes Within Teaching

by | December 19, 2019
A new report by the Aurora Institute, previously known as iNACOL, details the need for higher e [...] Read more

Five Clarkson University Professors Receive $1 Million Grant to Address Shortage of STEM Teachers in High-Need Schools

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The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teach Scholarship Program granted $1 million to fi [...] Read more

Tom Joyner Creates Scholarships for Benedict College Students

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Tom Joyner, who served for 25 years as radio host of “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” [...] Read more

American University Launches Full Scholarship Program for D.C. Resident Students

by | December 18, 2019
American University (AU) set aside $3 million to create full scholarships for Washington D.C. b [...] Read more

Funding and Investment in HBCUs, a Focus of Discussion on Capitol Hill

by | December 17, 2019
During the 2020 fiscal year, there will be a 15% increase devoted to strengthening Historically [...] Read more

Funeral Scheduled on Saturday for Former Gary Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher

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Richard Gordon Hatcher, the first Black mayor of Gary, Indiana, died Dec. 13 at the age of 86. [...] Read more

College Enrollment is On the Decline

by | December 16, 2019
Compared to last fall, postsecondary enrollment has decreased this year by more than 231,000 st [...] Read more

Former Death Row Inmate Graduates College

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After being exonerated of murder, Ryan Matthews worked to earn his college degree. In 1997, Mat [...] Read more

Harvard University Students Host Sit-In, Demand Ethnic Studies Department

by | December 15, 2019
Around 50 Harvard University students hosted a sit-in last week demanding the establishment of [...] Read more

UH Hilo Program Supports Minority Students in Behavioral, Biomedical Sciences

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Biomedical and behavioral science students from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo (UH Hilo) r [...] Read more

LeMoyne-Owen College Receives Interim Accreditation Review

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After submitting a five-year interim accreditation report, LeMoyne-Owen College was found to be [...] Read more

Incoming President Aims to Put Students First at Northeast Community College

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Dr. Leah Barrett, recently named president of Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, [...] Read more

American University Receives $300,000 Grant to Increase Minority STEM Faculty

by | December 12, 2019
American University (AU) received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to incr [...] Read more

SUNO Suspends All Athletic Programs Due to Financial Issues

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Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) suspended all athletic programs as a result of linger [...] Read more

APLU and AAU Receive $191,000 National Science Foundation Grant

by | December 11, 2019
The Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Uni [...] Read more