Save Newcomb College

Whereas the Board of Administrators of the Tulane Educational fund determined on December 9, 2005 to dissolve Newcomb College, the women\'s undergraduate college of Tulane University, and merge it into a consolidated new Undergradute College and Whereas the Board of Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, Inc. have an obligation to serve the mission of the practical and literary education of women via Josephine Louise Newcomb\'s gift of 1886 and according to their standing Bylaws and Charter as amended by October 28, 2005. and Whereas ... We, the undersigned, hereby petition the Board of Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, Inc., to: Delay the implementation of aspects of the Renewal Plan until at least June 06, 2007. Consider amending said the Renewal Plan to include two undergraduate colleges for Tulane University: Newcomb College for Women and Tulane Undergraduate College for Men, with shared tuition monies and pooled administrative resources such as are necessitated, while providing the Newcomb College experience to all undergraduate women at Tulane University. Ensure that all students currently enrolled in Newcomb College are allowed to graduate with degrees from Newcomb College.

Sponsor

Christina Jacobs is a 1991 graduate of Newcomb College, and is working as an individual contributor to larger alumnae and student efforts to save Newcomb College.

Links

Read all about the Newcomb/Tulane Task Force appointed by the Board of Administrators to recommend how to preserve the \"Newcomb spirit, legacy and traditions\": http://renewal.tulane.edu/traditions.shtml Express your concerns directly to the Task Force: http://www2.tulane.edu/newcomb_messages/index.cfm Join a group of concerned Newcomb supporters: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Renewcomb Read the student webpage to preserve Newcomb College: http://www.renewcomb.org Student petition to preserve Newcomb College: http://www.ipetitions.com/campaigns/Newcomb/ Read the actual Tulane University Renewal Plan (.pdf, large): http://renewal.tulane.edu/renewalplan.pdf

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    Natalie Elder, United States

    7 years ago Are you withholding donations to the University because of this: 01
    State: MD
    Comments: Cowen has been trying to take Newcomb's money for years, and he used the unfortunate opportunity of the hurricane to act unilaterally.
    How much money are you willing to pledge to Tulane if Newcomb College is retained as a woman-only unit: $1,000. I will never give a cent to the University if Newcomb does not exist.
    What school and year are your degree(s) from: Newcomb College of Tulane University 2003
    What is your relationship to Newcomb College: 01
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    Cary Culbertson, United States

    7 years ago Are you withholding donations to the University because of this: 03
    What school and year are your degree(s) from: Newcomb 1992
    What is your relationship to Newcomb College: 01
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    d koppel, United States

    7 years ago Are you withholding donations to the University because of this: 01
    What is your relationship to Newcomb College: 05
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