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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 »

AAUW to Host Audio Press Briefing to Discuss the Findings of a New Report about Women in Community Colleges

AAUW will host an audio press call about our new report, Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success, on Thursday, May 9, at 2 p.m. Eastern. In honor of Mother’s Day, the discussion will shine a light on the more than 1 million student mothers in community colleges and focus on what they need to succeed. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   May 02, 2013
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It Takes a Little Elbow Grease

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Or, if you’re an auto mechanic and 2011–12 AAUW Career Development Grantee Dana Kaplan, try something completely different! Like a lot […] Read more »

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Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success

More women than ever before — upwards of 4 million — are relying on community colleges for higher education and workforce preparation. Women at community colleges represent all ages, races, and ethnicities; include more than a million mothers; and have a range of goals. Unfortunately, many women drop out before they can earn a certificate or degree or transfer to a four-year school. Read more »

Research   |   Education   |   April 30, 2013
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The Importance of Race When Discussing the Wage Gap

Each year, AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap addresses this question, and, of course, the answer is that the pay gap affects all women; but it doesn’t […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 09, 2013
Middle School students and their families learn about spectroscopes at the first Middle School Mad Science Night at the Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center.

Tech Savvy Is For Adults, Too

For girls in Buffalo, New York, March 16 was an exciting day: The local AAUW branch hosted its eighth annual Tech Savvy conference, a program that exposes girls in sixth […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 02, 2013
AAUW Salary Calculator: What is your college major worth?

What’s Your College Major Worth?

Your college major and your occupation make a big difference in how much you are paid. Just in time for Equal Pay Day, we are launching the AAUW Salary Calculator. […] Read more »

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10 Ways to Mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this year the campaign focuses on preventing child sexual abuse through talking about healthy sexuality. Given the allegations at places like Penn State; […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   7 Comments   |   April 01, 2013