Economic Downturn for ‘Real’ Families

So last week the Washington Post published two articles focusing on the impact of the economic downturn on area families. The first family profiled, the Coughlins, are a dual earner […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 20, 2009

The Wage Gap: A Taxing Problem

April 15 — a day that strikes fear into the hearts of taxpayers all across America. Will I owe more? Did I keep all my receipts? What is a Schedule […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 15, 2009

Equal Pay for Equal Work — Not Yet Everyone’s Reality

As we learn about activities being held throughout the country to bring attention to Equal Pay Day, April 28, I can’t help but reflect on a blog post I did […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   April 10, 2009

The Recession in Focus: My Story

Okay, maybe I don’t live in Michigan or Rhode Island, the two states with the worst unemployment rates, but the recession has definitely hit home. According to the New York […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 24, 2009

Campaign College and the RajinCajuns

Originally posted on the AU Woman and Politics Institute blog, this post is by Jillian Rubino, Director of Leadership Programs for the American University Women & Politics Institute. On Saturday, March […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   March 18, 2009

Women Taking the Lead in Salary Negotiation

A fascinating study by Lisa Barron found one cause of the pay gap between men and women may be their different methods for salary negotiation. Especially in economic times like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   3 Comments   |   March 02, 2009

First Stop with the Cyclones

A new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute highlights exciting shifts in how girls view themselves as leaders. The majority of girls (59 percent) said that the recent election […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 29, 2009

Focusing the Nation

If passed, President-Elect Barack Obama’s proposed $4,000 college tax credit would have a significant effect on the lives of millions of college-bound students in need of funding for school. With […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   November 18, 2008

Sarah Palin and I Agree — on Economic Security!

OK, so we all know the economy is in terrible shape. Gas prices are falling, retirement accounts are shrinking, grocery prices are on the rise, and where I live orange […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 30, 2008

Billions in Bonuses

I’ve been a taxpayer my entire professional life. I’ve also voted at every possible chance so I can at least have some sense of choosing where my tax money goes […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 28, 2008