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Leave Miss Utah Alone

On Sunday evening, an unexpected topic came up during the Miss USA beauty pageant: equal pay. Here’s what happened. During the interview portion of the annual pageant, Miss Utah Marissa […] Read more »

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What “Community” Has to Say about Community College

Earlier this month, I settled in to watch the fourth-season finale of the NBC sitcom Community. At the episode’s airing the threat of cancellation was looming, and I wondered if […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   May 29, 2013
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Opening the Door to Higher Ed for 1st-Generation Grads

  Choosing to pursue higher education can be an intimidating prospect. There’s the cost, time commitment, lengthy application process, and question mark at the end about what realistic job prospects […] Read more »

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What Does It Mean to Lose 6 Percent of Your Paycheck?

One year after college graduation, women are already paid less than the men with whom they graduated. Some of this difference is explained by factors known to affect earnings, such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   May 20, 2013
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Community Colleges Are Helping Mothers Go Back to School

“We are a good investment.” That’s what LaKeisha Cook has to say about herself and other student moms at Montgomery College, a community college in Maryland. And Cook is right. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   May 16, 2013
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College Doesn’t Make You Infertile: AAUW’s 1885 Research

In 1885, as its first research report, AAUW’s predecessor organization called the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA) set out to disprove the ridiculous theory that a college education would harm […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 13, 2013

New AAUW Report Focuses on Women in Community Colleges

The American Association of American University (AAUW) today released a new report, Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success, highlighting the importance of community college as a primary educational option for student mothers. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 09, 2013
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Why AAUW Cares about Community Colleges — and You Should, Too

As graduates across the country receive their diplomas this May, AAUW is drawing attention to an important but often underappreciated part of our national higher education system: community colleges. On […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 08, 2013

On Thursday, May 9, AAUW Will Host an Audio Press Briefing to Highlight the Findings of a New Report about Women in Community College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 Katie Broendel, broendelk@aauw.org 202.785.7761 WASHINGTON—The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host an audio press call about our new report, […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 07, 2013
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3 Reasons to Host an AAUW Research Watch Party

Last November, AAUW branches, student organizations, AAUW college/university partner members, and individuals hosted watch parties for the live panel discussion of AAUW’s research report Graduating to a Pay Gap. You’ll […] Read more »