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May 1, 2013
Over the past several months, I’ve been engaged in an ongoing, long and complex project – writing the 50-year history of CEW. Normally my job as an information professional means that I have an open door policy and expect to be interrupted multiple times each day. But that work style has proven to be a dismal failure when it comes to such a project as the CEW History.
So, how – and where – do you work effectively when you’re working outside the office? Many of us...
February 27, 2013
March is Women’s History Month – so proclaimed by Congress in 1987. There are a variety of activities celebrating and honoring women’s history on this campus, and CEW has compiled those online into a calendar.
I think of women’s history month as an opportunity to learn about and celebrate significant women of the...
January 10, 2013
I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, probably because after more than 16 years of schooling and a career in higher education, my year still begins in early September. However, I do think it is helpful to periodically stop, take stock, and think about the near future: what do you want to do? Learn? Begin? Leave behind?
And so, a...
October 24, 2012
CEW Scholar Beth Jakubowski reflects on her experience as a returning woman student at the University of Michigan. Why is the work of CEW still important? Read Beth's story.
As I look back at being a 48 year old non-traditional WCC transfer student at the University of Michigan, I have realized that I was given the gift of...
September 18, 2012
While I’m not sure who determines these “months,” September seems to me to be a good time to review and update your resume. For those of us on an academic calendar, it’s a new year. For those not on the academic calendar, it’s the time of general fall cleanup, a time to pull out different clothes, cook with different foods, start to deal...
July 10, 2012
“Does Good Mother = Miserable Woman?” “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” "Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders" The past month has brought us another round of articles, blogs, and speeches that claim the territory of women’s work-family or work-life decisions. The dichotomies presented include “good mother v. career woman,” “stay-at-home mother v....
April 20, 2012
With the end of the academic year, students join other job searchers in developing their application materials. While there often are reasons to create multiple versions of the resume, in general the basic content remains the same.
Cover letters, however, must be customized to each position for which you are applying. The cover letter should enhance, expand on, or explain the information in your resume.
Enhance your resume by...
March 22, 2012
The University is undergoing a massive cultural change… migrating to Google apps the email and calendars of thousands of students, staff and faculty in the next few months. As an “early migrator” and unit liaison, I’ve been anticipating the Google changes, exploring how things will operate differently, thinking about how I can accommodate my work style with new tools.
February 23, 2012
“Center for the Education of Women? Why is that needed? When will there be a Center for the Education of Men?” I’m asked this question, or one like it, all too often. It comes in various formats, not always as questions: “Women now make up over 50% of college students,” “Women students today don’t identify as feminists,” “I know several women who are (choose one: engineers, scientists, doctors, vice-presidents).”
Now Science – one of the most respected journals...
January 10, 2012
Reflecting back on the past year, I thought about some of the strides women made here in the US and around the world. I spend much of the year making others aware of issues and concerns that are of particular importance to women: the glass ceiling, pay equity, recession recovery, sexism in popular culture, and so on. It took the quiet time of the first week back at work for me to stop and think about where and what women achieved in 2011....