Supreme Court Affirms Retaliation Protections

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced an 8-0 decision in an important equal pay retaliation case, Thompson v. North American Stainless. (Justice Elena Kagan recused herself due to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 25, 2011

Where Are the Women in Chanukah?

Tonight is the third night of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah. Though it often coincides with the Christmas season (and is sometimes treated as a sort of Jewish version thereof), […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 03, 2010

The Year of the Woman, Round Two

By now you’ve probably heard about Ginni Thomas’ early morning phone call to Anita Hill, asking her to apologize for what Hill did “with” Ginni Thomas’ husband, Supreme Court Justice […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 22, 2010

Court Rules Campus Group Cannot Discriminate

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in CLS v. Martinez that public colleges and universities may require campus-based religious organizations that want university recognition or funds to comply with that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   June 29, 2010

Elena Kagan Hearings: Day 1

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began the confirmation hearings for Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. While seriousness of purpose often marks such proceedings, the hearing […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 29, 2010

Previewing the Elena Kagan Hearings

The buildup to Supreme Court confirmation hearings normally leaves Washington, D.C., in a frenzied state. Robert Bork was the conservatives’ dream and the liberals’ nightmare. Clarence Thomas was replacing Thurgood […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   June 24, 2010

Equity + Home x Balance = Half the Work, All the Fun

The expression “hands-off dad” is not a term in my husband’s vocabulary. Since the birth of our son, Noah, three years ago, my husband has served as the primary breadwinner, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 18, 2010

Leadership and Social Justice

Many people see things in the world that make them stop and wish for something different. I’m not talking about adding ketchup and mustard to a burger; I’m talking about […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 11, 2010

Ask Elena Kagan

Last week, President Obama announced that his nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court is Solicitor General Elena Kagan. Kagan has already begun meeting […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 18, 2010

Equity Issues in the News: April 1 – May 17

April 1 – May 17 AAUW’s Efforts to Close the Gender Divide in the STEM Fields Are Highlighted Washington Post (Monday, May 17) In her recent commentary, Elizabeth Vandenburg, the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 18, 2010