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The History of AAUW’s Position on Gun Violence Prevention

As you can imagine, AAUW continues to receive inquiries from members regarding our policy position on gun control in the wake of the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. We, […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   May 03, 2013
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Deborah Owens: Teaching Women Financial Literacy

With just a month until my college graduation, I have been constantly reminding myself that I will be entering into the “real world.” No longer will I live rent free […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 01, 2013

STOP Act Aims to End Sexual Assault in the Military

Last week, AAUW’s Director of Public Policy Lisa Maatz stood alongside Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), representatives from other women’s organizations, and survivors of military rape to announce the reintroduction of […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 24, 2013
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Fellows Shining a Light in STEM

“Lux et veritas”: light and truth. Yale University’s motto has an extra ring to it these days as its science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) administrators have gained attention for […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 24, 2013
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AAUW’s League of Extraordinary Women

Making a change to improve the lives of women may seem like hard work, but the members and advisers of our 12 AAUW student organizations make it look almost easy. […] Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   April 19, 2013

Earth Day, AAUW, and Rachel Carson: An Archives Discovery

Rachel Carson, about to receive the AAUW Achievement Award, was writing to Mary Boyette on June 12, 1956. In the four-page, handwritten letter, Carson explains what she will do with the award money, that it will “further the studies I already have underway as a basis for a new book.” The “new book” she was speaking of turned out to be 1962’s Silent Spring. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 19, 2013
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AAUW Launches New Online Mentoring Program

Have you been hearing all the buzz about mentorship lately? Wondering what it’s all about and if you should pay attention? Back in January, AAUW celebrated National Mentoring Month with […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   April 17, 2013
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Use This Lesson Plan to Introduce Girls to Engineering

A former engineer for Mack Trucks, Heather Krey knows why it’s so important to make the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields more welcoming for girls and women. To […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 17, 2013
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WINGS to Fly: Supporting Women’s Education

As a child, I was captivated by birds. To me, they symbolized freedom, hope, and independence. I wished I too could fly and dreamed about all of the places I […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 16, 2013

Sequester Hits Pocketbooks and Hits Home

Last week, President Obama presented his FY14 budget proposal, which would end sequestration through increased revenues and spending cuts. In March, the Senate adopted an FY14 budget resolution that would […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 16, 2013