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.


Funeral Scheduled on Saturday for Former Gary Mayor Richard Gordon Hatcher

by | December 17, 2019
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

Yale University Renews Faculty Excellence and Diversity Initiative Program

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Dr. Peter Salovey, president of Yale University, announced that the institution will renew its [...] Read more

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Announces Partnership with University of Memphis

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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare recently announced a partnership with the University of Memphis [...] Read more

Medical College of Wisconsin Receives $2M to Help Train Rural Doctors

by | December 10, 2019
The Sentry Insurance Foundation donated $2 million to the Medical College of Wisconsin intendin [...] Read more

University of California Regents Sued Over Use of SAT, ACT Scores in Admissions

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The University of California Board of Regents faces lawsuits from four students, six nonprofits [...] Read more

Hinds Community College President Announces Retirement

by | December 9, 2019
Last week, Dr. Clyde Muse, president of Hinds Community College, announced his plans to retire [...] Read more