A Day in the Life

Through a 2008–09 AAUW Campus Action Project grant, a team of students and faculty at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, are addressing issues facing single mothers who want to attend […] Read more »

Battling Eating Disorders

Since last week was National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I thought it would be appropriate to recognize this issue that is so prevalent among young women, including on college campuses. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   March 03, 2009

Falling into Stereotypes

The other day I was watching the NBA games on TV with my kids and boyfriend. We are big basketball fans and enjoy watching all the games and teams. During […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   February 24, 2009

Celebrating Femininity

Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues is one of my favorite stage productions. Last Thursday, with a few girlfriends and colleagues, I attended my university’s production sponsored by our V-Day group […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   February 17, 2009

I’m Running for Secretary of Agriculture …

On Saturday January 31 at Campaign College: Iowa State Women to Win, 21 students gained the skills to run for student office. Ranging in age from freshman to graduate student, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 11, 2009

A Shove in the Right Direction

The passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is the talk of the town. Only after becoming involved in women’s studies and subsequently becoming a member of AAUW’s Student […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 10, 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

Joining Together in Unity

Each year, the four sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council host the 100 Celebrity Men Who Cook fundraising event in Savannah, Georgia, for the United Negro College Fund. This year […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 18, 2008

Get a Gift That Keeps On Giving!

The economic climate is tough for everyone, and students are at a real disadvantage. Costs for simple things are increasing, and services are being cut left and right. They say […] Read more »

I Can Open My Own Door, Thank You, Sir

I witnessed change on my campus when a friend and I led a discussion on gender to talk about masculinity, sexism, and transgender issues. The purpose of this discussion was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 09, 2008