Newcomb in the News
- A literary debut with clout: Mount Holyoke College history grad draws on her degree to pen acclaimed novel
Today Katy Smith is an adjunct professor in the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University in New Orleans, a division of the university that’s geared to women undergraduates; she teaches history and research skills.
- Read more on Gazettenet.com, November 26, 2014
- Leading biographers and memoirists to appear at Tulane Saturday
Four leading practitioners of biography, literary criticism and memoir will gather for a daylong symposium of readings and panel discussions at Tulane University on Saturday, October 25th. The program is sponsored by the Tulane University Department of English and Newcomb College Institute through the Zale-Kimmerling Fund and Barnes and Noble College Booksellers.
- Women's Equality Day? Right to Vote Commemorate But Louisiana Lags Behind in 2014
In Louisiana 61 percent of women are the primary or sole wage earners for their family, according to Rosalind Cook, a professor at Tulane University’s Newcomb College Institute. However, Louisiana women earn just 67 cents for each dollar earned by men. The second-worst pay gap in the nation means that women achieve a median annual income of just $31,586.
- Read more in Nola Defender, August 26, 2014
- People in Business, July 20, 2014
Kaye N. Courington has been appointed to a three-year term on the Director's Advisory Council of the Newcomb College Institute, an academic center at Tulane University with a mission to educate women for leadership.
- Students Need an Education in Sexual Assault - Before College
- Sally Kenney, NCI Executive Director, worked with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to develop a report that says universities need to do a better job of investigating and reporting sexual assaults.
Read more in the Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2014
- Author Jesmyn Ward brings celebrity, smarts and Southern roots to Tulane faculty
- Ward has been named to the first Paul and Debra Gibbons Professorship at Tulane University and will work in the English Department. In her new position, she also will work closely with the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and the Newcomb College Institute.
- Read more on NOLA.com, April 16, 2014
- Tulane Plans $46 Million Building for the Newcomb College Institute, Campus Dining
Read more on NOLA.com, April 15, 2014
Construction is scheduled to start next year on a four-story, $46 million building that will house the Newcomb College Institute staff and activities, as well as a new dining facility. Sally Kenney, NCI Executive Director, believes it will be "a fabulous campus hub that's going to bring women's programs into the 21st century."
- Women in Business Q&A: Dr. Marsha Firestone, Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization
Dr. Firestone shares her professional knowledge by serving on numerous boards and advisory councils including: Women's Leadership Initiative at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Enterprising Women Advisory Board, Forbes Executive Women's Board, Newcomb College Institute Director's Advisory Council, the International Women's Forum, and The Women's Jewelry Association. She also sits on Mayor Bloomberg's Commission on MWBEs for New York City.
- Read more in Huffington Post, April 15, 2014
- Chelsea Peretti at One Eyed Jacks, Tony Kushner at NOMA, and more things to do in New Orleans Wednesday
- Tulane to Host Novelist Susan Choi for Reading and Public Interview
Tulane University's long-running series presenting women writers will this year host Susan Choi, a novelist and Pulitzer finalist, for a public reading and interview session on March 17. Read more in the Uptown Messenger, March 9, 2014
Begun as a program of the Newcomb Institute at Tulane University, Queens Rule! organized public discussions with Indian queens and worked with Newcomb new media classes to create video tributes to Littdell Banister, and other masking queens. Read more on NOLA.com, March 2, 2014
Read more in the NOLA Defender, August 26, 2013
- Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise
The Newcomb Art Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service organized an exhibition which showcases about 180 pieces of Newcomb pottery and lesser-known examples of jewelry, textiles, metalwork and bookbinding offering new insights into the Newcomb community.
Read more on antiquesandthearts.com, February 4, 2014
- Blue-Slip Blues Keep Female Judges Stuck at 30%
NCI Executive Director Sally J. Kenney discusses how the Senate's anti-filibuster Vote in November does not guarantee that Obama will be able to appoint well-qualified women and minority men to the bench.
Read more on womensenews.org, January 20, 2014
- How do Women Become Effective Leaders and Great Bosses?
The Newcomb College Institute released a study that revealed women only hold 7.2% of corporate board seats and 13.6% of executive officer positions at many of Louisiana's publicly traded companies.
Read more on Business Report, January 20, 2014
- "Unlearning Inequality: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter"
Sally Kenney shares why courts matter and why we should fight for gender equality in the justice system.
Watch it youtube.com, December 2, 2013
- Are Women the 'Better Half' or the Have-nots.
Prepared for Tulane University's Newcomb College Institute, in partnership with the local chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners and ION (the InterOrganization Network), a recent report evaluates female participation in the decision-making ranks of 50 publicly traded companies in Louisiana. The study's findings showed that businesses in Louisiana lag behind other states in terms of female participation.
Read more on myNewOrleans.com, December 2013
- When the judge is a woman
The best case scenario, as scholar Sally Kenney's work highlights, is that a gender-diverse judiciary corrects the biased false neutrality latent in justice systems...
Read more on openDemocracy.net, November 19, 2013
- The "New Orleans Humanist Perspective with Sally Kenney"
Sally J. Kenney, NCI, Executive Director, speaks on the necessity to get more women in the judiciary, hosted by Harry Greenberger.
Watch it on the New Orleans Humanist Perspective, November 12, 2013
- Women rare at top of La. corporations
Far too few women reach the top rungs of the corporate ladder in Louisiana, according to a new Tulane University report that finds women occupy only 7.2 percent of the total board positions on the state’s top 50 publicly traded companies.
Read more on The Advocate, October 30, 2013
- Few women hold top positions in Louisiana public companies, concludes a Tulane Newcomb Institute study
Women hold only 7.2 percent of corporate board seats and 13.6 percent of executive officer positions among most of the publicly traded companies based in Louisiana, concluded a study unveiled Thursday by the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University.
Read more on NOLA.com, October 24, 2013
- Mary Jo Bang at Tulane Monday
Poet Mary Jo Bang will present a reading at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, in the Freeman Auditorium of the Woldenberg Art Center on Tulane University’s campus.
Read more on NOLA Vie, October 21, 2013
Read more on Press Street, October 20, 2013
- Newcomb College's "Dirty Dozen" on The Queen Latifah Show
Queen Latifah hosts, Janis Dropkin Smythe, Cheryl Joseph Zacarro, Linda Lewis-Moors and Carol Nathan McKegney, as they discuss their efforts to help rebuild New Orleans.
Watch it on youtube.com, October 17, 2013
- LA Ladies & Women's Equality Day
"When asked what issues the Declaration of Sentiments (Seneca Falls, 1848) raised are still of concern today, Newcomb College Institute Center for Women’s Education and Research Executive Director, Sally Kenney, said, “Gosh, everything almost except the vote"
- Gender diversity should be a consideration when appointing judges, panel members say
"Tulane University Prof. Sally Kenney said Thursday she had better arguments for getting a woman on the bench than women make different decisions than men, and she even wrote a book about it."
Read more in Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 21, 2013
- NCI Tech Liaison Jaelle Scheuerman and Newcomb Scholar Olivia Mahler-Haug comment on the gender gap growing for women in technology in the New Orleans CityBusiness
Download PDF, April 4, 2013
- Executive Director Sally Kenney reflects on Independence Day memories on WBOK's Crosstown Conversations. Listen at the 52 minute mark
Listen here, June 28, 2012
- Editors Susan Tucker and Beth Willinger discuss their new book, Newcomb College, 1886-2006, Higher Education for Women in New Orleans, after the 11:30 mark
Listen at WWNO.org, May 22, 2012
- Dr. Amy Schalet's Fridays at Newcomb lunchtime lecture on the contrasts between American and Dutch ideas about contraception, abstinence and teen sexuality is featured in the Times-Picayune
Read More at NOLA.com, March 4, 2012
- NCI's Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South co-sponsors its first community event, the Fit for a King "Gender and Fair Housing Conference" hosted by the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
Read More at NOLA.com, December 26, 2011
- Newcomb Archivist Susan Tucker NC'71 talks about her book "Telling Memories Among Southern Women" and "The Help" in the Times-Picayune
Read more in the Times-Picayune
- Newcomb’s Archivist Susan Tucker (NC ’71) talks about the real stories of African American domestic workers with Ohio Public Radio
Those who wish to hear the story of these women in their own words, as well as the words of women who employed domestic workers, should turn to Susan Tucker’s book of oral histories Telling Memories Among Southern Women: Domestic Workers and Their Employers in the Segregated South (1988). Author of The Help Kathryn Stockett's acknowledgement page mentions Susan's book as inspiration. Susan talks with Ohio Public Radio about her project, a collection of interviews that gives voice to women born between 1882 and 1964, as well as the current film.
- Tulane’s undergraduate women carried on their beautiful commencement tradition of the Daisy Chain at this year’s Under the Oaks ceremony
Read more at New Wave
- Community leader Sharon Bourgeois (NC ’69) receives the NAA’s Community Service Award for over 40 years of volunteerism in Acadiana
Read more at Acadiana Gazette
- Award-winning author Valerie Martin met students and alumnae during her campus visit as part of the Zale-Kimmering Writer-in-Residence Program
Read More at the Hullabaloo
- Newcomb alumna Julie Greenwald (NC ’91) chairwoman and chief operating officer of the Atlantic Records Group, spoke with the New York Times about her management style
Read More at the New York Times
- APS Member Dee Silverthorn was chosen as the Outstanding Alumnae of 2011 for the Newcomb Alumnae Association (NAA) of Tulane University
Read more at The Physiologist