The Untold Story behind the Civil Rights Act 30June

Rep. Martha Griffiths stands in front of the Capitol.
Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   June 30, 2014

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not just prohibit discrimination based on race. Gender is also a crucial part of the bill, and there’s a fascinating story behind how it got there. Read more »

Guerilla Regiments, Frontier Doctors, and Civil Rights Activists: Just Another Day in AAUW’s Archives 25June

Caroline McGill
Blog   |   Community   |   June 25, 2014

AAUW’s fellows have fascinating stories to tell — of obstacles overcome, world events witnessed, bravery and courage displayed. Here are a few of the many stories we’ve pulled from the archives this year. Read more »

These Two Laws Protect You from Sexual Assault on Campus. Know Them. 20June

Photo by Vanessa on Flickr, Creative Commons.
Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   June 20, 2014

This year, schools face new requirements, and new resources are available for enforcing the laws that can help end campus sexual assault. But many students don’t know what the laws say and how they protect victims’ rights on campus — not just to safety but to accommodations after an assault. Read more »

The Revolutionized Soul of a Lamb 19June

Gisela Konopka AAUW Achievement Award in 1977

A prolific writer of academic articles and books about group social work, including one of the first studies of troubled girls, Gisela Konopka received an AAUW Achievement Award in 1977. Read more »

Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller Toasted as Title IX Champions 18June

AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz presented Rep. George Miller with an AAUW Title IX Champion award and a letter from AAUW of California. “These 37 words changed everything,” Miller said of Title IX.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 18, 2014

Next year Congress will lose two of its most devoted advocates for educational equity, because Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) are retiring. Read more »

Running around a Research Lab 13June

Mariana Gerschenson sits in a research lab wearing gloves and holding a test tube
Blog   |   Community   |   June 13, 2014

Tenured professor and researcher Mariana Gerschenson has applied her molecular biology background to a meaningful career in tackling real-life problems like HIV and diabetes. Read more »

Motherhood, Race Factor into Lesser Salary for Some Women 12June

Mothers Equal Pay Day anonymous

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

Have This with Your Cupcake: Betty Crocker Was a Feminist! 12June

A series of illustrations of Betty Crocker from 1927 to 1996.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 12, 2014

The woman behind the iconic Betty Crocker was not only a feminist; she was a home economist, businesswoman, and advocate for homemakers. Read more »

Cut Girls’ Sports? Not on Her Watch! 12June

Cathryn Garrett smiles and points to a sign that reads, "Don't worry about a thing."
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 12, 2014

When avid lacrosse player Cathryn Garrett heard that her high school was planning on cutting the girls’ team because “there wasn’t enough interest,” she decided to prove them wrong. Read more »

New Student Government President Makes History at Rutgers 11June

Baffo stands at a podium with another student who is handing her a gavel.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 11, 2014

Kristine Baffo talked to us about the hard work and strategy behind her successful run for Rutgers University Student Assembly president. Read more »