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Newcomb Film Series explores new facets of female empowerment

The purpose of the film series, which started in 2011, is to provide women both on campus and in the community with unique, intimate stories that are not largely publicized.
Read more on The Hullabaloo, February 18, 2016

U.S. News and World Report: Tulane University Moves Up in Ranking
"Female students at Tulane University receive extra support through the Newcomb College Institute" and Tulane ranks 41 among national universities.
Read more in the U.S. News & World Report, September 9, 2015

Due Process: The Legacy of Sylvia Roberts at Tulane University
Benjamin Morris visits the Newcomb Archives to discover the legacy of Louisiana lawyer Sylvia Roberts.

Read more on, September 7, 2015

Nell Nolan: Greenie Gals, Opera Junior Committee
The Pre-Season Tea and Silent Auction, hosted by the Greenie Gals Booster Club, Tulane University Women's Association and Newcomb Alumnae Association, honored wives of the 1998 football team and Green Wave coaches' wives.

Read more in the New Orleans Advocate, September 7, 2015

The Wolfsonian Debuts Exhibition on the Women of Newcomb Pottery
The "Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise" collection is on display at the Wolfsonian-FIU.
Read more in Miami New Times, June 19, 2015

City Council Roundup: LA Habana Hemingway, Children's Hospital, Tulane, Demos
Towards the end of the meeting the council discussed the proposed demolition of the Tulane University Dean's home at 6823 St. Charles Ave. The council approved the motion. Tulane will use the site to build a $50 million facility called The Commons.
Read more in the Nola Defender, June 5, 2015

Tulane University wins initial approval to demolish former Newcomb building making way for expanded dining hall
Tulane University's plan to tear down the former home of the Newcomb College Institute to make way for an expansion of its dining hall has received initial approval from city officials.
Read more in the Uptown Messenger, May 26, 2015

Panel Talks Romance Across Cultures
Tulane International Society has hosted the Language of Love panel as a part of the Newcomb College Institute long before Kayla Bruce, senior and president of TIS, came to Tulane, but its tradition has only continued to grow. 
Read more on The Hullabaloo, March 11, 2015

A Reading and Interview with Lorrie Moore
Lorrie Moore is the author of five collections of short stories and two novels.
Read more on, March 2, 2015

Lorrie Moore at Tulane and more things to do in New Orleans Monday
Lorrie Moore reads at Tulane.
Read more on, March 1, 2015

Novelist Lorrie Moore to give reading at Tulane
Novelist Lorrie Moore, author of "A Gate at the Stairs" and a finalist for the Story Prize, will give a public reading from her work this week as this year's Zale-Kimmerling Write in Residence at Tulane University. 
Read more on the Uptown Messenger, February 28, 2015

Lorrie Moore bring her witty prose to Tulane March 2
Moore is scheduled to speak at Tulane's Kendall Cram lecture hall Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. The writer will read from Bark and answer questions. 
Read more on Gambit, February 20, 2015

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, 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.

Pulitzer-winning poet to give reading at Tulane, and other news of higher education
Tracy K. Smith, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is this year's Florie Gale Arons Poet at Tulane University. 
Read more in the New Orleans Advocate, October 2, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet to read Monday at Tulane
Tracy K. Smith, the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, will read from her work, answer questions and sign books Monday evening as this year's Florie Gale Arons Poet at Tulane University.
Tracy K. Smith at Tulane, and more things to do in New Orleans on Monday
Confessional, political, and profoundly lyrical, the poetry of Tracy K. Smith has earned many laurels.

Nell Nolan: Getting a Move On!
Teamed to host the pre-season tea and silent auction were the Greenie Gals, Tulane University's Women's Association, and the Newcomb Alumnae Association.
Read more in the New Orleans Advocate, September 12, 2014

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

Tulane women's association, Newcomb alumnae host high tea for football preseason
A trio of women's groups at Tulane University are hosting a pre-season high tea and silent auction Sunday honoring alumni football wives.
Read more in the Uptown Messanger, August 7, 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. 
Read more in The Advocate, August 2, 2014

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.

Tulane Plans $46 Million Building for the Newcomb College Institute, Campus Dining
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 itwill be "a fabulous campus hub that's going to bring women's programs into the 21st century."
Read more on, April 15, 2014

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. 

Chelsea Peretti at One Eyed Jacks, Tony Kushner at NOMA, and more things to do in New Orleans Wednesday
Feminist lesbians from the New Orleans area share stories of the 1970s women's movement in Louisiana at Newcomb College Institute. 

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 

Mardi Gras Indian Queens stake their claim to an essential role in a singular New Orleans tradition
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.

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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"

Basu: Courts need female justices' perspectives
Read more in the Des Moines Register, June 25, 2013

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

An article on discusses Margaret Leonard, one of the Freedom Riders, and her ties to Newcomb College, her alma mater
Read more at, May 10, 2013

'Mother' Dearest: Alison Bechdel's Graphic Memoir on 89.9 WWNO
Read more at, May, 1, 2013

Gender diversity should be a consideration when appointing judges, panel members say
Read more on, April 11, 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

Alison Bechdel, a cartoonist to watch out for, speaks at Tulane

Gender Diversity in the Courts
Female judges and law professors talked about why women being represented in the judicial process matters.
Watch it on, February 8, 2013

NCI Executive Director Sally J. Kenney contributes to a discussion about the lack of women in Louisiana politics in The Times-Picayune.
Read more at, February 6, 2013

NCI Executive Director calls attention to judicial emergencies in a commentary in Women's e-News.
Read More at, January 17, 2013

Newcomb Scholar Briah Fischer reflects on gender and undergraduate leadership in the Association of American Colleges and Universities newsletter On Campus with Women.
Read More at, Fall 2012/Winter 2013

Executive Director Sally J. Kenney reflects on the 2012 presidential race as part of's  Academic Feminist 2012 Election Forum
Read More at, November 5, 2012

Newcomb Scholars program is profiled in the Women in Higher Education Newsletter.‬
Download a PDF, September 2012

NPR's profile on Melissa Harris-Perry, founder of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics
Read More at, July 20, 2012

CJ Pascoe speaks to Tulane students about bullying, homosexuality
Read More in The Hullabaloo

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, May 22, 2012

Incoming student Ella Weiner blogger reflects on feminism at Tulane and the Newcomb College Institute
Read More on, May 15, 2012

Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient Marlene Moses (NC '72) is featured in the Nashville Ledger
Read More on, May 11, 2012

NCI's Custard lecture on bullying and homophobia is featured on
Read More at, April 10, 2012

NCI's Anna Julia Cooper Project sponsors youth essay contest
Read More at, April 1, 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, March 4, 2012

Sally Kenney reflects on the lack of women judges on the Indiana Supreme Court
Download PDF of Article in The Statehouse File, March 2, 2012

Newcomb Archivist Susan Tucker spoke at LSU about her book, Telling Memories Among Southern Women and the film The Help
Read More on NBC, February 24, 2012

Times-Picayune features the Inaugural Anna Julia Cooper Lecture
Read More at, February 13, 2012

Newcomb archivist and leader of the culinary history group Susan Tucker selects the city's best king cakes for the Times-Picayune
Read More at, February 7, 2012

AAUW profiles former fellow NCI's Melissa Harris-Perry and the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South
Read More at AAUW Dialog, February 9, 2012

Newcomb Fellow Nancy Maveety details her research in the Beverly Blair Cook Collection, held by the Newcomb Archives
Download PDF of Article in Law & Courts, Winter 2012

Tulane professor Melissa Harris-Perry lands her own MSNBC show
Read More at, December 26, 2011

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, December 26, 2011

Newcomb College Institute hosts a delegation from Ginling College, the first women's college established in China
Download PDF of article in The Times-Picayune, December 8, 2011

Executive Director Sally Kenney's support of women-owned business in New Orleans is detailed in Forbes Magazine
Read More on, November 17, 2011

NCI's student organization's VOX's showing of The Education of Shelby Knox is featured in the Ms. Magazine Blog
Read More at Ms. Magazine, November 15, 2011

U.S. News and World Report discusses the Newcomb College Institute in their ranking of Tulane University as a top undergraduate school
Read More on U.S. News and World Report

Tulane taps start poet Marie Howe for its annual Arons reading series
Read More at, October 31, 2011

Tulane Builds Strength in Race and Gender Politics through Newcomb College Institute and New Faculty
Read More in Political Science & Politics, October 2011

Marie Howe's Vist as the Arons Poet was featured in the Times-Picayune

NCI hosts National Book Award nominee and other top women authors for reading

Melissa Harris-Perry discusses New Orleans and her research in the Times-Picayune
Read more in the Times-Picayune

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.
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Melissa V. Harris-Perry named professor of political science at Tulane University
Read more in the WIAReport

Orderly Disorder: Librarian Zinesters in Circulation Tour
Read more in the ALA Conference 2011 Reports

Two Parts of Feminist Judicial Scholar Beverly Blair Cook's papers are reunited at Tulane's Newcomb Archives
Read more in the Women/Politics Summer 2011 Newsletter

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

Dee Silverthorn (NC’ 70) is one in a long line of Tulane physiologists, and her contributions to her profession earned her the Newcomb Alumnae Association’s 2011 Outstanding Alumna Award
Read more at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

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

Alumnae in New York City  have the opportunity to see a retrospective on the work of groundbreaking artist Lynda Benglis (NC’64) at the New Museum
Read More at the New Museum

Read More at the New York Times

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 


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