The newly forming SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY Leadership Alliance organized their first general interest meeting this week. The meeting was a huge success, with many students and faculty in attendance. The group also garnered much media attention during the meeting, with the campus newspaper, campus radio station, and main campus news television station reporting back from the meeting!
Due to the success of past faculty/student dinners, the BROWN UNIVERSITY Leadership Alliances hosted another faculty/student dinner last Tuesday. The group invited faculty from the Education and Religious Studies Department and an Associate Dean and discussed the women, the workplace, and motherhood.
The PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY Leadership Alliance brought Gloria Steinem, Ms co-founder, to campus to discuss contemporary issues in feminism.
The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA Leadership Alliance organized a presentation on campus organizing and the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campus Leadership Program at the “No Limits 2002” Conference organized by the Women’s Studies Departments at the UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA, and theUNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN.
The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE SAGE-FMLA hosted a lecture with Kim Gandy, the president of the National Organization for Women. The CERRITOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Leadership Alliance plans on brining Mavis Leno, the Chair of the Feminist Majority’s Help Campaign to Help Afghan Women and Girls (formerly, the Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan), to lecture on the current situation for women in Afghanistan.
10/30/2014 Medication Abortion Access Threatened by Oklahoma Court Ruling - An Oklahoma state district court judge has refused to block a state law restricting medication abortion, clearing the way for the law to go into affect on November 1.
The Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, together with a local abortion clinic in Tulsa, challenged HB 2684 in September, arguing that the law was an unconstitutional restriction on non-surgical abortion in the earliest weeks of pregnancy. . . .
10/30/2014 UPS Switches Pregnant Worker Policy Ahead of Supreme Court Case - The United Parcel Service (UPS) is changing its policy on light duty assignments for pregnant workers, even though the company will stand by its refusal to extend accommodations to a former employee in an upcoming Supreme Court case.
UPS announced on Monday in a memo to employees, and in a brief filed with the US Supreme Court, that the company will begin offering temporary, light-duty positions to pregnant workers on January 1, 2015. . . .
10/30/2014 North Dakota Medical Students Speak Out Against Measure 1 - Medical students at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences are asking North Dakotans to vote no on Measure 1, a personhood measure on the state ballot this fall.
The students issued published a letter in the Grand Forks Herald stating that they opposed Measure 1 in part because they are against "the government's taking control of the personal health care decisions of its citizens." Nearly 60 UND School of Medicine students signed the letter, citing concerns over the "very broad and ambiguous language" used in the proposed amendment, which has no regard for serious and life-threatening medical situations such as ectopic pregnancies.
Measure 1 would change the North Dakota state constitution to create an "inalienable right to life" for humans "at any stage of development" - including the moment of fertilization and conception. . . .