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December 14, 2011
Sexual harassment has been in the news lately, as presidential candidate Herman Cain has suspended his campaign following disclosure of a series of sexual harassment allegations serious enough to result in financial settlements. CEW's Associate Director Susan Kaufmann provided this guest blog post that explores the definitions of sexual harassment and the prevalence of sexual harassment at school and at work.
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits sexual harassment...
August 8, 2011
Our guest blogger, JoAnne Lehman, talks about independent bookstores. We like the author’s call to action. Lehman references Ann Arbor which, like Madison, has been rich in independent bookstores. Think Nicola’s Books, DawnTreader, Crazy Wisdom, and the late Shaman Drum.
Last week I attended a reading and Q-and-A with mystery author Sara Paretsky, at one of the few remaining indie bookstores in Madison: Room of One’s Own. “Room,” as it’s often called...
May 10, 2011
CEW offers a variety of programs relating to retirement, but CEW staffer and guest blogger Jean Waltman offers us a first-person view of the complexity of the decision to retire.
I announced at our recent staff meeting that I’m reducing my appointment to 50% for the rest of the year and most likely retiring from the University in January 2012. Later a colleague asked me why I seemed so sad while making that announcement. After all, we’ve spent quite a bit of time...
April 22, 2011
One of the things I like most about working at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women is this: When I’m out in the community, I invariably run into someone who tells me “I came to the Center many years ago, when we first moved to town. The CEW counselor saved me. She helped me figure out the direction I wanted my life to take.” Or, “I love CEW. The scholarship you gave me meant that I could finish school after my children were born.”