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Newcomb Institute offices are currently closed and staff are working remotely. For more information, click here.


COVID-19 Response

Mar 26, 2020

How will COVID-19 impact Newcomb Institute's work going forward?

On Monday, March 16, our offices in the Commons closed. Our staff members are working remotely, we are holding meetings virtually, and faculty members are teaching all of their courses online.

All of our on-campus and in-person gatherings have been canceled. Our Zale-Kimmerling Writer-In-Residence Program and the Salzer Lecture (Lauren Groff and Deondra Rose) will be rescheduled.

We are continuing to solicit and accept applicants for our spring grants; the deadline has been extended to March 25.

We continue to accept applicants for our technology initiatives program, including our interns, Grace Hopper conference attendees, and HASTAC Scholarship.

Deadline extension for Under the Oaks awards: nominate yourself or a classmate, professor, or colleague by April 1

Gender and Archives Diversity Research Fellowship program continues to accept applicants through March 31

The Newcomb Scholars Spring Symposium will be held virtually; please follow the Newcomb Scholars Facebook Page for more updates.

Community Resources

Newcomb faculty, staff, and students have pitched in to help healthcare workers and our community's most vulnerable.

  • The Newcomb Archives joined Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Special Collections, and the Newcomb Art Museum in donating our extra N95 masks and latex gloves to Tulane University Medical Center. If YOU happen to have any personal protective equipment (N95s, surgical masks, disposable gloves, surgical gowns, contact gowns, face shields, goggles/glasses, painter coveralls, hand sanitizer, industrial cleaner) that you are willing to donate, or have ideas of places to contact, you can email
  • Elizabeth Townsend, Newcomb Institute's 2020-2021 Greenbaum Fellow, started the Million Masks a Day Facebook group, which now has close to 1,000 members working to disseminate information and coordinate homemade facemask production nationwide.

Other ways to help include fostering pets, making donations to local food banks, supporting artists and musicians, and more. Please consider contributing to any of the following organizations working to support our community during this uncertain time: