Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and reading about Take Back the Night rallies and Clothesline projects occurring around the country reminds me of an empowering experience I had as […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 11, 2008

Girls Don’t Want to Be Leaders

Girls don’t want to be leaders. That’s what the first sentences of a Washington Post article on a newly released survey from the Girl Scouts USA leave you with. Girls […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   5 Comments   |   April 06, 2008

I Have a Dream

What powerful images the words “I have a dream” bring to mind as the nation honors the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 40th anniversary of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   7 Comments   |   April 04, 2008

Visitors from Iraq

As part of a weeklong tour to learn about American higher education programs, nine Iraqi university administrators and deans visited AAUW this week. At a meeting led by Gloria Blackwell, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 26, 2008

Equity in the News 3-25-08

Women in Virginia earn 67 cents for every $1 men earn, about a dime less than the national average. Professionals in Maryville (MO) were converged upon by 54 eighth-grade girls during […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 25, 2008

Girls and STEM Education

Do you ever wonder what types of events other AAUW branches put on? This weekend I visited the AAUW Buffalo (NY) Branch for their third-annual Tech Savvy event. The day […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   March 21, 2008

List of States Rejecting Abstinence-Only Funding Grows

Iowa recently became the 17th state to opt out of federal funding for abstinence-only education. In making this decision, Iowa joins a host of other states — including Arizona, California, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   5 Comments   |   March 12, 2008

Re: What Campus Rape Crisis?

As a college student, I engaged in various forms of campus activism on the issue of sexual assault. Thus I was greatly dismayed to read a recent Los Angeles Times […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   March 03, 2008

From Britney to Hillary & Beyond

If one were to count the number of news stories about these two women, there’s no doubt Britney Spears would come out on top. Of course, the minute I penned […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   February 26, 2008

Budget Cuts

President George W. Bush presented his final budget proposal to Congress last Monday. In a time when the United States is facing an economic down-turn and poverty is on the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 11, 2008