AAUW Calls for Expansive Transparency and Accountability in the Implementation of No Child Left Behind Waivers to Ensure Student Readiness for College and Rewarding Careers

PRESS RELEASE: President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced plans to waive certain requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law by allowing states to apply for waivers of specific NCLB mandates, if they agree to conditions that improve college- and career-ready standards for all students. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 23, 2011
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Women’s Groups Launch “HERvotes” to Mobilize Women Voters in 2012

PRESS RELEASE: In recognition of the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, and the anniversary of the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, a coalition of women’s organizations, representing millions of women, announced plans to counter the attacks on women’s economic and health security through a new multi-organization effort, HERvotes. Read more »

AAUW Celebrates Decision in Mansourian v. Regents of the University of California

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) applauds the decision handed down this week by a U.S. District Court in California in the AAUW-supported case Mansourian v. Regents of the University of California. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 05, 2011

AAUW Applauds Victory for Women’s Health

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) issued the following statement regarding new guidelines announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 01, 2011

AAUW Awards $3.7 Million in Fellowships and Grants for 2011–12 Academic Year

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will award $3.7 million in school year 2011–12 in support of 239 scholars, research projects, and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 28, 2011

AAUW Celebrates Decision in University of Massachusetts Discrimination Case

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) applauds the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination for its decision in favor of Lulu Sun, an English professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, who claimed the university discriminated against her on the basis of gender, race, and national origin and retaliated against her for complaining. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 28, 2011

AAUW’s Statement on IOM’s Recommendation on Birth Control

PRESS RELEASE: Lisa Maatz, the top policy adviser for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), released the following statement on the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that insurers provide free coverage for birth control. Read more »

AAUW’s Top Policy Adviser Issues Statement on Possible Social Security Cuts

PRESS RELEASE: Lisa Maatz, the top policy adviser for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), released the following statement about media reports that the White House, along with congressional leaders from both parties, might consider proposing cuts to Social Security benefits today. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   July 07, 2011

AAUW Profoundly Disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Wal-Mart v. Dukes

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is deeply critical of today’s U.S. Supreme Court’s sharply divided decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes. Read more »

University of Michigan Professor to Accept Prestigious AAUW Award in Washington

PRESS RELEASE: Abigail J. Stewart, a leading researcher and distinguished professor of psychology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan, will accept the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award Saturday, June 18, during the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW’s) 2011 National Convention. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 10, 2011