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.


Penn Program Preps Future MSI Presidents

by | August 10, 2018
Currently, 60 percent of university presidents are over the age of 60, and people of color and [...] Read more

Oglethorpe University Receives Grant to Diversify Faculty

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Oglethorpe University was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part [...] Read more

Virginia Colleges Hike In-State Tuition, Room and Board

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For the upcoming school year, public colleges across Virginia will increase in-state tuition by [...] Read more

Duke Among Universities Increasing Number of Women Deans

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The number of women in leadership positions at Duke University will increase this fall after it [...] Read more

Vanessa Sansone: Determined to Make a Difference

by | August 9, 2018
Dr. Vanessa Sansone has used her personal background of being a first-generation college studen [...] Read more

NEH Announces Grants for 29 Cultural Institutions

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The National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) has awarded $13.2 million to 29 cultural institutio [...] Read more

Bryn Mawr Distances Itself from Second President’s Racist Past

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Following Bryn Mawr College’s examination into their current and past history with racism, sc [...] Read more

USC President Steps Down Amid Recent Scandal On Campus

by | August 8, 2018
Dr. C.L. Max Nikias stepped  down this week as president of the University of Southern Califor [...] Read more

NCAA Creates New College Basketball Policy Changes and Rules

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Following the FBI’s investigation into the college basketball recruitment process, the Nation [...] Read more

Borough of Manhattan Community College Appoints New Interim President

by | August 6, 2018
Dr. Karrin Wilks has been appointed interim president for Borough of Manhattan Community Colleg [...] Read more

Recent Graduates Lack Soft Skills, New Study Reports

by | August 3, 2018
A recent study revealed that four in 10 corporations and almost half of academic institutions b [...] Read more

UC Irvine Piloting Program to Hire Diverse STEM Faculty

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As part of an effort to hire a more diverse group of faculty within the science, technology, en [...] Read more

Academic Uses Technology to Close the Achievement Gap

by | August 1, 2018
After Dr. Antonio Pérez steps down from his position as president of Borough of Manhattan Comm [...] Read more

University of Maryland Opens New Disability Center

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The University of Maryland (UMD) and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan have announced the creation [...] Read more

16 Schools Defend Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy

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A group of highly selective universities has defended Harvard University’s race-conscious adm [...] Read more