Sara Weissman

Sara Weissman

Sara Weissman, Reporter, covers nontraditional students and the institutions that serve them for Inside Higher Ed. Before joining the team in 2021, she was a staff writer for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and the editor of New Voices Magazine. She earned her master’s degree at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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June 11, 2021
The Caring Campus Initiative launched as a national effort to coach community college faculty and staff members on how to better connect with students. The pandemic forced participating campuses to foster a sense of belonging for students online.
June 10, 2021
Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti plans to dedicate $4 million to support local students who attend historically Black colleges and universities in Maryland. Bisciotti said his decision was made in honor of Ozzie Newsome, the Ravens' former general manager and the first Black general manager in the NFL, ESPN reported.
June 10, 2021
Quinsigamond Community College in Massachusetts plans to clear the unpaid balances of students enrolled during the pandemic, using over $2.5 million from federal coronavirus relief funds. The debt forgiveness program aims to help students complete their degrees after a trying academic year.
June 10, 2021
Verda Tetteh, a newly minted graduate of Fitchburg High School in Massachusetts, surprised her classmates during their commencement ceremony last week when she asked school administrators if the $40,000 "General Excellence" award they had given her could instead go to a community college student, The Washington Post reported. “I am so very grateful for this, but I also know that I am not the one who needs this the most,” she said.
June 8, 2021
Clinton College, a historically Black institution in South Carolina, is halving its tuition for all students who enroll for this fall. Each full-time student will also receive a new computer tablet. Jocelyn Biggs, associate vice president of student enrollment, said the move is in response to the pandemic. She hopes lower costs will act as a recruitment tool and make the college more affordable for families negatively affected by the economic downturn, told WBTV.

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April 21, 2021
College presidents, student leaders, and scholars welcomed the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin even as they renewed their resolve to stem persistent racial inequities in higher education.
 
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