Losing an Old Dominion Institution: The Closing of Sweet Briar College 21May

Several AAUW presidents and fellows were also connected to Sweet Briar: from left, Anne Pannell, Meta Glass, and Elizabeth Jansma
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 21, 2015

On May 16, 2015, Sweet Briar College held its 106th and likely final commencement. We look back on AAUW’s historical ties with the women’s college. Read more »

Destigmatizing Mental Health through Film in the 1950s 07May

Image from "Angry Boy," 1950, via YouTube
Blog   |   Community   |   May 07, 2015

In the 1950s, AAUW members helped develop public understanding of mental health by watching and responding to films on mental health issues. Read more »

“Disgruntled” Author on Girls in Literature, Alienation, and Tolstoy 29April

Asali stands in front of a train station outside.
Blog   |   Community   |   April 29, 2015

2001–02 AAUW American Fellow Asali Solomon referenced Leo Tolstoy when describing the plot for her debut novel, Disgruntled. Tolstoy said, “All great literature is one of two stories; a man […] Read more »

Financial Literacy Year-Round 29April

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By utilizing opportunities to become better at money management (and at getting more money), we enable ourselves to understand not only the pitfalls of being financially literate, but also the great value of it. Read more »

8 Awesome Ways We Pushed for Equal Pay 24April

At the AAUW national office, we wrote Lilly Ledbetter a birthday card on Equal Pay Day.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 24, 2015

Rallies, capitol visits, tweets, and even candy bars — we found a whole lot of ways to talk about Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Title IX Coordinators Have Historic New Resources from Department of Education 24April

A girl in a classroom raises her hand.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   April 24, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has released sorely needed tools to help schools make sure they are complying with Title IX regulations. Read more »

How to Fall in Love with Computer Science, from a Professor 22April

A woman programmer works at a computer.
Blog   |   Community   |   April 22, 2015

“Computer science isn’t just something you’re born being able to do or not. Everyone struggles.” Read more »

How Anthropology Can Transform Global Health Efforts 15April

Jean Hunleth stands in a field of grass in Africa.

As the largest Ebola outbreak in history claims thousands of lives and developing countries continue to fight tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS crises, many of us wonder: Are we approaching […] Read more »

Not Cool! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State? 14April

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Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 14, 2015

Location is everything. The old adage also applies to the gender pay gap. According to our research, where you live has everything to do with the pay gap in your community. Read more »

Even in High-Paying STEM Fields, Women Are Shortchanged 14April

An infographic showing the pay gap between women and men in engineering and computing
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   April 14, 2015

It seems that entering a high-paying field like engineering or computing still does not protect women against the gender pay gap. Read more »