Equity Issues in the News – February 17 – 26

February 17–26 Support AAUW by Purchasing Powerful, New Book: Secrets of Powerful Women Vivid Living blog (Wednesday, Feb. 17) Bloggers are praising Secrets of Powerful Women, which features a chapter […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 26, 2010

New Research Shows Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls

Many studies suggest that participating in physical activity, particularly sports, has numerous benefits for girls, including a reduced risk of developing cancer, better grades, and high self-esteem. Some people wonder, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   February 19, 2010

Ninth Circuit Supports Women Wrestlers

This week, several former women wrestlers and the plaintiffs of one of the five sex discrimination cases AAUW currently supports are celebrating a win in their long legal battle against […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 12, 2010

Her Life Depends on It – Part 2

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) report Her Life Depends on It – II discusses how important exercise is to women’s health and well-being. After high school or college, finding the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 03, 2010

Are You Pursuing Your Dreams?

“Don’t be afraid to find barriers that haven’t been broken down and break them down.” — Nancy Lieberman, U.S. Olympic Medal Winner, 2009 Basketball Hall of Famer, WNBA coach, ESPN […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 27, 2010

Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

AAUW is partnering with the Washington Mystics to celebrate their third annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Sunday, January 24 at the University of Maryland, College Park. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   6 Comments   |   January 07, 2010

Title IX: Two Lifetimes of Activism

Editor’s note: This post was written by the AAUW members whose activism inspired AAUW’s new Program in a Box Title IX Compliance: Know the Score. Kathryn (Kathy) Braeman is a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 09, 2009

Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Yesterday, my colleague Tracy Sherman and I attended a major stakeholders’ meeting at the Department of Education. The topic was the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   September 29, 2009

Unwanted Exposure

Colleagues at work have been touting the benefits of yoga, and I finally got myself out of my desk chair yesterday to attend a beginner’s class at lunch. Crossing that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   September 01, 2009

Senate Introduces School Vouchers Bill

This week, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) introduced legislation to extend and expand the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, the nation’s only federally funded school voucher program. The program funnels taxpayer dollars […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   July 31, 2009