2) President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Higher Education Act at Southwest Texas State College on November 8, 1965. Image in public domain.

Why the Higher Education Act Matters

The law is just as crucial as it was decades ago — perhaps even more so, now that workforce changes have resulted in higher education becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   November 12, 2015

10 Women Who Belong on the $10 Bill

No matter who is finally selected, this has been an excellent opportunity to remember the many women who deserve more recognition than the history books have given them. As U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios put it, “This is not about currency design. This is much bigger.”
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Blog   |   Leadership   |   October 14, 2015

5 Women Scientists of AAUW’s War Relief Project

During World War II, AAUW offered scholarships and other services that helped Jewish scholars, including many women scientists, escape from Europe and parts of Asia. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 01, 2015
Young women in basketball uniforms stand next to an AAUW sign for Title IX

Gender Equity Quiz: Would Your College Pass AAUW’s 1914 Accreditation Test?

Would your college or university pass AAUW’s 1914 accreditation test? Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 25, 2015
A man leans over a small West African girl and gives her medication

AAUW Member Saves Lives: Dr. Louise Pearce

Louise Pearce helped stop a deadly epidemic, was the first woman research pathologist at the Rockefeller Institute, and worked on tumor research that informed cancer breakthroughs across the globe. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 17, 2015
A grandmother, mother, sister, and daughter pose together for a photo.

Can You Pass Our Social Security Quiz?

Few people realize the crucial role that the program plays for women. Test your knowledge! Guess whether each statement is true or false, and then learn the facts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   August 12, 2015
Members of the AAUW online content team pose with our 2015 EXCEL awards.

Thank You for Helping Us Build This Award-Winning Community

This summer, AAUW was honored by two major associations for our outstanding communications. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 08, 2015
FDR sits in a White House room with a group of people standing around him.

Frank and Fearless Leadership: Virginia Gildersleeve and the Formation of the United Nations

When President Franklin Roosevelt chose Virginia Gildersleeve as an official U.S. delegate to the U.N. meeting in San Francisco, it represented a great victory for women, officially including them in the world’s post-war negotiations. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 06, 2015
Lobby Corps members on the hill at 2015 STE launch in DC

Flexing Our Political Muscle: 40 Years of Lobby Corps Victories

This team of women’s advocates has proven again and again that women can and should have a powerful voice in our country’s laws and policies. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 19, 2015
Ida Henrietta Hyde in lab 1

These 5 Women Scientists Were “Disruptive”— and We Should Thank Them

Renowned biochemist and Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s recent remarks about women scientists made us think we had traveled back in time. Fortunately, many women challenge his sexist ideology. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   June 12, 2015