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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July 1, 2022
The board of the Virginia Community College System agreed Wednesday to add a representative of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s administration to the search committee for a new chancellor. The move came after Youngkin told board members to include his administration in the search process or resign, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
June 30, 2022
Saint Augustine’s University, a historically Black institution in Raleigh, N.C., is expanding its outreach to community college students in Fresno, Calif., through a new transfer pathway, university leaders announced Wednesday. Participating community college graduates who earned an associate degree in a field offered at Saint Augustine will be guaranteed admission to the HBCU and are eligible for a Community College Transfer Grant of $8,945 per year. The grant will be automatically renewed for one academic year if the student maintains a GPA of 2.8 or above.
June 29, 2022
A report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that persistence rose among first-time students in fall 2020 compared to the previous year. But researchers say the findings are a mixed bag.
June 29, 2022
Native American students in Arizona will no longer have to pay tuition and fees at the University of Arizona’s Tucson campus starting this fall, according to a news release from the university Monday.
June 28, 2022
The University of Hawai‘i launches new efforts to tackle higher education disparities among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

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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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