Newcomb Institute Press Releases
June 8, 2020: Read our Commitment to Racial Equality
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Abortion rights tighten with passage of Amendment 1 in Louisiana
December 8, 2020. Clare Daniel, the administrative assistant professor of women’s leadership at Tulane’s Newcomb Institute, said that passage of Amendment 1 will only have serious implications if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Read more.
The overlooked significance Kamala Harris brought to the Biden-Harris ticket
November 11, 2020. Opinion-Editorial by Aidan Smith, Director of the Newcomb Scholars Program, on the overlooked significance of Kamala Harris' presence on the Biden-Harris ticket. Read more.
Speaker discusses women of color in politics
October 20, 2020. Tiffany Gonzalez, the Bonquois postdoctoral fellow in women’s history at the Newcomb Institute of Tulane University, discussed how Chicanas have been involved in American politics throughout the 20th century. Read more.
Amendment 1 would hurt Louisiana families
October 14, 2020. In a letter to The Advocate, Newcomb faculty member Dr. Clare Daniel explains why we're voting "NO' on Amendment 1. Read more.
Newcomb Institute releases a guide to feminist teaching
September 29, 2020. Clare Daniel, PhD, administrative assistant professor of Women's Leadership at Newcomb Institute, and Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, PhD, administrative assistant professor of Technology and Women's History at Newcomb Institute, created the guide "Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online" following the university's switch to online learning and teaching last spring. Read more.
Judge Barrett would help decide high-profile cases soon after being confirmed to the Supreme Court; legal experts weigh in
September 28, 2020. Newcomb Institute Executive Director Sally J. Kenney analyzes President Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Metairie-native Amy Coney Barrett. Read more at Fox 8 News.
Rosie Remembered: 'Every woman... was proud of her contributions to help win World War II'
September 24, 2020. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, Newcomb Institute's administrative assistant professor of technology and women’s history, is interviewed about the propaganda used to encourage women to enter the workforce in WWII. Read more at nola.com.
Guest Column: The trail that Ruth Bader Ginsburg blazed ran through Louisiana
September 24, 2020. Newcomb Institute Executive Director Sally J. Kenney reflects on RBG's legacy in Louisiana, in an op-ed for The Advocate. Read more.
Justice Ginsburg left her mark on Tulane Law students, alumni
September 21, 2020. Newcomb Institute Executive Director Sally J. Kenney reflects on her personal relationship and correspondence with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read more.
Faculty Member Receives Grant for Research into Reproductive Justice and Healthcare
August 5, 2020. Newcomb Institute awarded Tulane School of Social Work's Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Nubian OmiSayade Sun two grants for valuable work in reproductive justice and healthcare. Read more.
Give Green event raises more than $1 million in 24 hours
July 14, 2020. Newcomb Institute won an extra $5,000 for receiving the highest number of gifts. Read more in Tulane Today.
At 14, Lena Richard broke racial barriers with her culinary empire during Jim Crow
June 24, 2020. Newcomb Institute's Archives provides photos of renowned New Orleans chef Lena Richard. Read more in Face 2 Face Africa.
Tulane community, local organizations lead effort to support incarcerated women
June 23, 2020. Since 2018, women at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW) have been steadily earning Tulane course credits through the College in Prison Program (CPP), a partnership between the Newcomb Institute, the School of Professional Advancement, the Center for Public Service and community partner Operation Restoration. Read more in Tulane Today.
Newcomb Institute Technology Showcase addresses gender gap in STEM
June 17, 2020. The gender gap in STEM is one of many topics addressed in Newcomb Institute’s Technology Showcase, a student-produced digital symposium of tech-related projects completed during the 2019-2020 school year. Read more in Tulane Today.
Meet Lena Richard, the Celebrity Chef Who Broke Barriers in the Jim Crow South
June 12, 2020. Newcomb Institute's Archives provides photos of renowned New Orleans chef Lena Richard. Read more in Smithsonian Magazine.
A law professor and a truck driver join to make "A Million Masks a Day"
March 30, 2020. Newcomb Institute's 2020 Greenbaum Fellow Elizabeth Townsend Gard spearheads effort to produce and disseminate masks for health care workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more in Tulane Today.
Tualne expands medical school campus Downtown
March 11, 2020. Completion of the 77,000- square-foot Tulane University Commons, which accommodates the student dining facility and the Newcomb College Institute, has been seen as largely successful by undergraduates on the Uptown campus. Read more in The Hullabaloo.
What to know in New Orleans this week
March 9, 2020. The New Orleans rally featured nearly two hours of speakers, including Clare Daniel of Tulane University’s Newcomb Institute, medical students, a clinic escort who volunteers to walk individuals seeking an abortion to the building, Jewish leaders and representatives from NOAF, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and the ACLU of Louisiana. Read more in Gambit.
New Orleans activists rally indoors against Louisiana abortion law at heart of Supreme Court case
March 4, 2020. The New Orleans rally included nearly two hours of speakers, including Clare Daniel of Tulane University’s Newcomb Institute. Read more in Gambit.
The Reading Life with Lauren Groff and Amy Bonnaffons
February 23, 2020. Lauren Groff will be the 35th Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Newcomb College Institute in March. Read or listen at wwno.org.
Trivially Speaking: In Praise of Women's Basketball
February 13, 2020. In 1896, bloomers were introduced as a basketball costume at Sophie Newcomb College. Read more in the Loveland Reporter-Herald.
The significance of Newcomb Pottery and where to find it on the Tulane Campus
January 8, 2020. A permanent display of Newcomb products in the new Commons building on Tulane’s Uptown campus now makes them more accessible to the general public as well as students. Read more in the Uptown Messenger.
Student health center now provides free emergency contraceptives
December 10, 2019. Newcomb-sponsored student org SURJ inspires Tulane Campus Health to offer free emergency contraceptives. Read more on The Hullabaloo.
Forgiving my rapist, on restorative justice at Tulane
December 4, 2019. 'It wasn’t until two Fridays ago when I went to a “Fridays at Newcomb” talk on restorative justice that I realized what I needed out of my rapist.' Read more on The Hullabaloo.
Décou-Labat Residences Dedicated
November 18, 2019. Labat and Décou became the first African American undergraduates to earn degrees from Newcomb College and Tulane, respectively. Read more on tulane.edu/news
Tulane Partners with local MCH Coalition to reduce high maternal mortality rates
November 4, 2019. Newcomb Institute partners with local coalition to ask the New Orleans City Council to put its support behind postpartum home visits for all birthing people in New Orleans, the training and hiring of black and queer health workers and finding ethical ways to reimburse doula care via Medicaid and other insurance plans. Read more on Tulane Today.
Louisiana laws will lead to life-threatening self-managed abortions
October 3, 2019. Isabelle Lian is a Newcomb Institute Reproductive Rights & Reproductive Health intern and a Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast intern. Read more at Tulane Hullabaloo.
Molloy announces new director for women's leadership
October 1, 2019. Rebecca Mark will take over as Director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutger's University. Read more at The Daily Targum.
Center of the action
September 29, 2019. The Newcomb Institute evolves in the 21st century, taking a prominent place in The Commons and carrying on Josephine Louise Newcomb’s vision for women’s education. Read more in The Tulanian.
Tulane students participate in fights for reproductive justice
September 1, 2019. Get involved inadvocacy for women's and trans people's rights with internships through the Newcomb Institute. Read more at Tulane Hullabaloo.
Tulane unveils new $55 million dining hall
August 28, 2019. In addition to two stories of food service areas, lounges, and table and bar-style seating, the building's third floor provides a consolidated setting for Newcomb Institute, which was previously spread out in various areas of the Newcomb-Tulane campus. Read more at Canal Street Beat.
Tulane celebrates new home for Newcomb Institute
August 26, 2019. Tulane University President Mike Fitz will officially welcome students today to the opening of The Commons. Read more at Uptown Messenger.
A new, $55M dining hall at Tulane
August 25, 2019. In addition to two stories of food service areas, lounges, and table and bar-style seating, the building's third floor provides a consolidated setting for Newcomb Institute, which was previously spread out in various areas of the Newcomb-Tulane campus. Read more at nola.com.
Newcomb Insitute's new home in the Commons
August 23, 2019. Pictures of Anna Many and Nadine Robbert Vorhoff wait to be placed on the wall in the Newcomb Institute Library. Read more at The New Orleans Advocate.
New dining hall opens at Tulane University
August 21, 2019. Tulane University opened a new dining hall in a building that will also house multipurpose meeting spaces and a permanent home for the Newcomb College Institute. Read more at New Orleans City Business.
Six out of Seven: Wisconsin Supreme Court has highest percentage of high court female justices in the country
March 22, 2019. Historic all-woman bench possible if elections next week and next year break that way. Read more at The Badger Project.
'Gavel gap': Louisiana's judiciary mostly white and male, except in one parish
January 28, 2018. The report from Tulane University's Newcomb Institute, written by professors Heather Johnson and Sally Kenney, shows that women and minorities are under-represented in almost every court in Louisiana. Read more at houmatoday.com
WWL-Radio Study: Louisiana making slow progress in electing minorities and women to judgeships.
January 25, 2018. A new study out of Tulane University finds that Louisiana is making slow progress in electing minorities and women to judgeships. Read more at wwl.com.
Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History
June 22, 2017. Annie Freitas, of the Louisiana Prison Education Coalition and Newcomb Prison Project (a student organization of Newcomb Institute), helped write and advocate for the bill. Read more at npr.org.
LA becomes first state to ban the box on college admissions applications
Annie Freitas, of the Louisiana Prison Education Coalition and Newcomb Prison Project (a student organization of Newcomb 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
May 31, 2017. 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 Institute Center for Research on Women. Read more at Refinery29.
From underdog to national champs, Tulane women's rugby goes for gold again
April 21, 2017. The Newcomb Institute at Tulane has donated $3,000 to the team to help fund their trip to the west coast. Read more at WGNO.
Jeremy Alford: Women have monopoly on judicial elections
In a report last year, the Newcomb 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 with Newcomb 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
'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, 2013T
Tulane 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.
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