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Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History

Annie Freitas, of the Louisiana Prison Education Coalition and Newcomb Prison Project (an organization of Newcomb College Institute), helped write and advocate for the bill. Read more at npr.org, June 22, 2017.

LA becomes first state to ban the box on college admissions applications

Annie Freitas, of the Louisiana Prison Education Coalition and Newcomb Prison Project (an organization of Newcomb College Institute), helped write and advocate for the bill. Watch the video at Fox 8.

Pulling Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement Will Hurt Women Everywhere

Two years after Hurricane Katrina, women had a harder time returning to work and getting back on their feet. Labor participation was still down 6.6% for women, and only 3.8% for men in the area, according to a 2008 report from Tulane University's Newcomb College Center for Research on Women. Read more at Refinery29, May 31, 2017.

From underdog to national champs, Tulane women's rugby goes for gold again

The Newcomb College Institute at Tulane has donated $3,000 to the team to help fund their trip to the west coast. Read more at WGNO, April 21, 2017.

Jeremy Alford: Women have monopoly on judicial elections

In a report last year, the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University found that 31 percent of the judges serving in Louisiana were women. Read more at lapolitics.com, March 7, 2017.

New Orleans Mayor Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Wage History Inquires

According to a study conducted by Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, the New Orleans gender pay gap is 21 percent. Read more at The National Law Review, February 3, 2017.

Landrieu signs executive order addressing equal pay for female city employees

In a press statement issued by Landrieu's office, the city referenced a study by Tulane University for its findings that on average, women in New Orleans make about $9,500 less than their male counterparts. Read more at WWLTV, January 26, 2017.

'Orange is the New Black' author to speak at Tulane

Piper Kerman, author of the best-selling book "Orange is the New Black," will discuss life in women's prisons at Tulane University on Thursday, Nov. 17. Read more at nola.com, November 14, 2016.  

Is the judicial selection process in crisis? Akron Law holds feminism conference to discuss issues in judiciary

These are dangerous times for judicial appointments, according to Sally J. Kenney, an expert on judicial selection and social movements. Read more at Akron Legal News, November 2, 2016.  

Tulane professor delves into the mud of negative political campaigns

The level of viciousness, verbal assaults, charges and countercharges that typified the presidential contest between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump have led many to decry the 2016 election campaign as the worst ever. But Aidan Smith, administrative assistant professor at Tulane's Newcomb College Institute says all the negativity might actually have had a positive side, too. Read more at nola.com, November 2, 2016.  

Tulane study finds La. lacks women and minority judges

A new report issued by Tulane University has found that the judiciary in Louisiana doesn't reflect the state's gender or racial diversity. Read more at theadvocate.com, October 24, 2016.  

Louisiana doesn’t have enough women and minority judges, new Tulane report says

Louisiana’s state and federal judges do not accurately reflect the state’s racial and gender makeup, according to a new Tulane University report. Read more from the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, October 24, 2016.  

Women, minority judges underrepresented in Louisiana, but less so in New Orleans: Tulane study

Women and minority judges continue to lag far behind their male counterparts for the share of representation in Louisiana's court system in 2016, but Orleans Parish has seen a reversal of that trend, according to a report published by Tulane University's Newcomb College Institute. Read more at nola.com, October 24, 2016.

Green and blue all over at Tulane University pre-season tea

The Greenie Gals Booster Club, Newcomb Alumnae Association and Tulane University Women's Association hosted a high-tea and silent auction honoring the new coaches' wives and  alumnae members of the Tulane University Marching Band. The money raised went to the Brooke Miner Spirit Group Fund for the Green Wave's auxiliary and spirit groups. Read more at nola.com, September 5, 2016.

Post-Katrina New Orleans gets older: Where are the kids?

A new report from Tulane University's Newcomb College Institute takes a deep dive into U.S. Census Bureau data, among other sources, to paint a picture of the state of New Orleans women after Katrina. Read more at nola.com, August 29, 2016.

New Orleans City Business: New Orleans women lose financial ground since Hurricane Katrina, report says

Their annual salary of $36,367 is 79 percent of men’s median income of $45,934, according to a report released Friday by the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University. Read more at nola.com, August 26, 2016.

New Orleans Advocate: New Orleans women earn 79 cents to every dollar earned by men, report finds

Income gaps are just one of the areas the Tulane University Newcomb College Institute explored in a 74-page study of women's experiences in the city. Read more at theadvocate.com, August 26, 2016.

New Orleans women offered Posse Scholarships

In 2012, Posse New Orleans was established with the goal to provide deserving New Orleans area students access to elite colleges as well as the tools and support to ensure their success. A cohort of high achieving women have now graduated.  Read more at nola.com, July 27, 2016.

Felicia Kahn still going strong after 90 years in the movement

Felicia Kahn, the 90-year-old activist and Newcomb alumna, will be the second oldest delegate pledged to Hillary Clinton. She has spent a lifetime organizing for women's rights and politics, from volunteering with the League of Women Voters, to serving on the Democratic State Central Committee in 1972, and reviving the Independent Women’s Organization and serving as its president at age 84. Read more at the Uptown Messenger, July 7, 2016.

Works of Longtime Tampa Artist Carolyn F. Heller Acquired by Tulane’s Newcomb Art Museum

In recognition of Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University’s 20th anniversary, Carolyn F. Heller will donate 20 of her early works for their exhibit “Women of Newcomb, Recent Acquisitions.” Her bold and vivid interpretations of abstract expressionism were influenced when attended Newcomb College in the 1950s and studied drawing and painting. Read more at pr.com, June 3, 2016.

'Beloved' former Gretna teacher dies at 107

Mary Lou Lanier Fife was a beloved math and physics teacher during her 34-year career, and lived to the amazing age of 107. She graduated in physics when she attended Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1930. She was a devout Catholic and served on the committee for the Eucharistic Congress, which had an audience of 65,000 Roman Catholics. Read more on nola.com, May 31, 2016.  

N.O. artist’s exhibit opens June 2 with reception

Gretchen Reinike R. Eppling’s, born in New Orleans to the founders of the Reinike Academy of Art, displayed recent paintings and drawings at the Backwoods Gallery in St. Francisville. Eppling received her art education from Barat College, Newcomb College, and the Boston Museum School. She also has taught art to youths for more than 45 years. Read more in the New Orleans Advocate, May 25, 2016

200 Years of History Propels “Poydras Home”

Pamela Tyler sees fertile ground for more writing about the history of New Orleans women — the history and influence of Newcomb College, for example. Read more in the New Orleans Advocate, May 14, 2016.

Memories on a Page: The Joys of Scrapbooks

Susan Tucker is a retired archivist for the Vorhoff Library at the Newcomb Center for Research on Women, and is one of the authors of The Scrapbook in American Life. Tucker says that scrapbooks were made by people “trying to hold their world of knowledge – they didn’t have Google.” Read more at My New Orleans, May 2016.

From Cairo to Louisiana, More Female Judges Needed

Sally J. Kennedy, the executive director of Newcomb College Institute, writes about the similarity of struggles for both Egypt and Louisiana in increasing women's representation in the judiciary. Louisiana currently ranks last in representation of women in state legislature in the US. Read more at womensnews.com, April 12, 2016.

An Evening with Zadie Smith, Spring 2016

WTUL News & Views presents a reading and interview from the event, "An Evening with Zadie Smith, Spring 2016 Newcomb College at Tulane University, Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence" on March 1, 2016. Listen now at indybay.org, March 6, 2016.

British Novelist Zadie Smith Discusses Life as Writer in New York, Merits of Twitter

“But reading seriously is what makes a good writer, in my opinion,” says Zadie Smith in her conversation with The Arcade. Read more of the conversation on The Hullabaloo, March 2, 2016 

Reading: An Evening with Zadie Smith

Acclaimed author Zadie Smith gives a reading at Tulane University. Smith is the author of White Teeth, NW, and On Beauty and is currently a tenured professor of creative writing at New York University. Read more on pelicanbomb.com, March 1, 2016.

Survey: Public Would Pay More to Support Gulf of Mexico Biodiversity

The survey, funded by Tulane’s Murphy Institute, Newcomb-Tulane College, and the Georges Lurcy Grant Program, found that people “placed a value on preserving it for future generations,” said Stephanie F. Stefanski who led the survey as part of her undergraduate thesis at Tulane University. Read more on nicholas.duke.edu, February 29, 2016

Zadie Smith Reads at Tulane on March 1

Author Zadie Smith, who is this year’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Tulane University, will give a reading and sit for an interview with Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé, Assistant Professor in English, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. Read more at press-street.org, February 27, 2016.

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

Safe spaces for women must be preserved on campus

"Outside of the Newcomb College Institute and related student organizations, though, little remains to gender spaces on campus. With this movement toward total integration, however, the value of spaces intentionally for women cannot be dismissed. Read more of the conversation on The Hullabaloo, September 16, 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 pelicanbomb.com, 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 NOLA.com, March 2, 2015.

Lorrie Moore at Tulane and more things to do in New Orleans Monday

Lorrie Moore reads at Tulane. Read more on NOLA.com, 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 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. Read more on NOLA.com, October 20, 2014.

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. Read more in the Uptown Messenger, September 28, 2014.

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. Read more in Nola.com, September 28, 2014.

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. Read more on NOLA.com, April 16, 2014.

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 it will be "a fabulous campus hub that's going to bring women's programs into the 21st century." Read more on NOLA.com, 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.  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

Feminist lesbians from the New Orleans area share stories of the 1970s women's movement in Louisiana at Newcomb College Institute.  Read more on NOLA.com, March 25, 2014.  

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. Read more on NOLA.com, March 2, 2014.

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 on 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 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 and 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" Read more in the NOLA Defender, August 26, 2013.

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 NOLA.com discusses Margaret Leonard, one of the Freedom Riders, and her ties to Newcomb College, her alma mater

Read more at NOLA.com, May 10, 2013.

'Mother' Dearest: Alison Bechdel's Graphic Memoir on 89.9 WWNO

Read more at WWNO.org, May, 1, 2013.

Gender diversity should be a consideration when appointing judges, panel members say

Read more on Nola.com, 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

Read more at Nola.com, March 6, 2013Tulane Welcomes Feminist Icon Alison Bechdel Read more in the NOLA Defender, March 5, 2013.

Gender Diversity in the Courts

Female judges and law professors talked about why women being represented in the judicial process matters. Watch on C-SPAN.org, 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 Nola.com, February 6, 2013.

NCI Executive Director calls attention to judicial emergencies in a commentary in Women's e-News.

Read More at Womensenews.org, 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 AACU.org, Fall 2012/Winter 2013.

Executive Director Sally J. Kenney reflects on the 2012 presidential race as part of Feministing.com's Academic Feminist 2012 Election Forum

Read more at Feministing.com, 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 NPR.com, 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 WWNO.org, May 22, 2012.

Incoming student Ella Weiner blogger reflects on feminism at Tulane and the Newcomb College Institute

Read more on FeministCampus.org, May 15, 2012

Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient Marlene Moses (NC '72) is featured in the Nashville Ledger

Read more on NashvilleLedger.com, May 11, 2012.

NCI's Custard lecture on bullying and homophobia

Read more at NOLA.com, April 10, 2012.

NCI's Anna Julia Cooper Project sponsors youth essay contest

Read more at NOLA.com, 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 NOLA.com, March 4, 2012.

Sally Kenney reflects on the lack of women judges on the Indiana Supreme Court

Download a PDF of the 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 NOLA.com, 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 NOLA.com, 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 a PDF of the article in Law & Courts, Winter 2012.

Tulane professor Melissa Harris-Perry lands her own MSNBC show

Read more at NOLA.com, 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 NOLA.com, 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 Forbes.com, 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 Nola.com, 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

Read more at NOLA.com.

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

Read more at NOLA.com.

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. Download the Podcast.

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 and at The New York Times, 2011.

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, 2011.

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