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The Very First Earth Day

Blog   |   Community   |   April 21, 2014

We’ve been green-conscious for a long time — in 1956 we helped fund Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking “Silent Spring,” and we were there 10 years later when the very first Earth Day happened. Read more »

5 Ways Faculty and Staff Can Fight Sexual Violence on Campus 14April

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College faculty and staff play an important role in preventing, addressing, and ending sexual violence on campus. Read our five tips for how you can take action on campus today. Read more »

3 Reasons Young Women Should Run for Office 11April

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Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 11, 2014

Calling all young women! Former congresswomen want YOU to run for office. Read more »

Protecting Women’s Rights at Work Is Harder than We Hoped 11April

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Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 11, 2014

Thanks to a 2013 Supreme Court decision, your “boss” is defined only as the person with the power to fire you — which becomes a problem if you are being sexually harassed by another supervisor at work. Read more »

A Storyteller of the South 09April

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We look back on author Eudora Welty’s life and work, which include a Pulitzer, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and coveted spots in both the Library of America and the National Portrait Gallery. Read more »

10 Ways to Fight against Sexual Assault on Campus 09April

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Blog   |   Campus   |   April 09, 2014

The chance of a woman being sexual assaulted during college is about the same as her chance of catching the flu during an average year — except she can’t just take Nyquil and rest in bed for a few days. Here are some ways you can take action. Read more »

Equal Pay Victory at the White House! 08April

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Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   April 08, 2014

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz was at the White House to watch in person as President Barack Obama signed two executive orders that will help address the gender pay gap. Read more »

What AAUW Stands For 08April

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Blog   |   Community   |   April 08, 2014

Forty-eight years of membership have exposed me to strong and interesting women and even provided paths to discover latent strengths within me. To me, AAUW has never been just a club. Read more »

How to Negotiate Your Salary 07April

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Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 07, 2014

Negotiating a salary can be intimidating, but it’s critical for future raises and retirement. Here are five tips to get you started. Read more »

Defending Women’s Health Care at the Supreme Court 04April

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Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   April 04, 2014

Conestoga Wood and Hobby Lobby are trying to claim that businesses have religious rights and that those rights let companies control the private lives of their employees. That’s a dangerous argument and would let employers have a voice in the health decisions of their employees. Read more »