H. Tulane University is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, or Newcomb College, was the coordinate women's college of Tulane University located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tulane University is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America It was founded by Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1886. See also Tulane University H Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, or Newcomb College, was the coordinate women's college of Tulane University Year 1886 ( MDCCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Newcomb was the first women's coordinate college in the nation, and the first degree-granting college for women established within an American university. This model was later duplicated in partnerships such as Harvard University and Radcliffe College, Brown University and Pembroke College, and Columbia University and Barnard College. Radcliffe College was a women's liberal arts college in Cambridge Massachusetts, and was the Coordinate college for Harvard University Brown University is a highly esteemed private University located in Providence, Rhode Island and is a member of the Ivy League. Pembroke College was the coordinate women's college for Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. Barnard College is a women's liberal arts college founded in 1889
Newcomb College was dissolved in 2006, as part of a renewal plan adopted by the Tulane Board of Administrators following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States However, a lawsuit, Howard v. Tulane, brought by heirs of Mrs. Newcomb, is challenging Tulane on the issue of donor intent and seeks to preserve Newcomb as a degree-granting coordinate college within the university.
Josephine Louise Newcomb,1816–1901 (born Josephine Louise Le Monnier) established the college as a memorial to her daughter, Sophie, who died in 1870 at the age of 15. Year 1870 ( MDCCCLXX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Newcomb College moved in 1918 to its current site, now adjacent to the uptown campus of Tulane. Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Among its noteworthy success is the renowned Newcomb Pottery. More than 70,000 pieces were produced before the pottery program closed in 1939. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The art program was enlarged to include other arts and crafts, such as illustrated bookplates, jewelry, embroidery, and hand-bound books, the latter often given embossed leather covers and elaborate clasps. bookplate also known as ex-librīs ] "from the books of"] is usually a small print or decorative label pasted into a book often on the inside Jewellery (also spelled jewelry, see spelling differences) is a personal Ornament, such as a necklace ring or bracelet made from Gemstones Embroidery is the Art or Handicraft of decorating fabric or other Materials with designs stitched in strands of thread or The program in Culture Language and Social Practice (CLASP is a graduate certificate program at the University of Colorado at Boulder offering a curriculum in various
Newcomb also contributed greatly to the early development of basketball. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The college was one of the first women's colleges to compete in national basketball games, along with schools such as Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Vassar College. Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college located in Northampton Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts women's college in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Vassar College is a private Coeducational, liberal arts college situated in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA.
In 1895, the guidebook Basketball Rules for Women and Girls was published at Newcomb by their physical education instructor, Clara Gregory Baer. Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Clara Gregory Baer (August 27 1863-? is famous for her pioneering role in Women's sports. The book described both the one-handed shot and the jump shot that would not be carried over to men's basketball until 1936. See also Basketball moves In Basketball (and derivatives like Netball) a jump shot is an attempt to score a basket by jumping usually straight Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The college also provided the first women's team to wear bloomers. Bloomers is a word which has been applied to several types of divided women's garments for the lower body at various times The first publicly-played basketball game in the South was played by Newcomb students on March 13, 1895 before 560 other women at the Southern Athletic Club. The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. Year 1895 ( MDCCCXCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year 
Newcomb ball, a game played as an alternative to volleyball was first played at Newcomb College and bears its name. Newcomb ball (also known simply as Newcomb, and sometimes spelled Newcombe (ball)1 is a Ball game played as a variation of Volleyball There are numerous variations of the basic rules of Volleyball. Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet The sport was very popular in the 1920s.  The game is still played in various forms across the world.
The Tulane University board of directors announced in December 2005 that the university would be reorganized on July 1, 2006 due to restructuring following Hurricane Katrina. In March 2006, the board approved the establishment of the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute, an umbrella organization at Tulane to draw female students and faculty members in an interdisciplinary program designed "to enhance women's education and continue to enrich the women's community at Tulane. " 
The board also approved the recommendation of a special Tulane "Renewal" task force to name a revised, co-educational, single undergraduate college "Newcomb-Tulane College," although the new college within the university is not a successor to Newcomb College. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree.
Arguing the "renewal" plan violates the donor's intention of the gift, Newcomb's heirs filed suit against the university to invoke the restrictions of Newcomb's lifetime gifts and bequest in her will. The university claims that by naming Tulane her universal legatee in her will, Josephine Louise Newcomb placed no conditions on the use of her donations, but entrusted her gifts to the discretion of the Administrators of Tulane University, according to statements issued in The New Wave (a university publication) on May 9, 2007. 
On October 22, 2007, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled in Tulane's favor, 2-1, in the suit. The court affirmed a previous ruling by Civil District Court Judge Rosemary Ledet which denied the plaintiffs’ petition for preliminary injunction. The trial court wrote: “A clear reading of Ms. Newcomb’s will shows that she intended for Tulane, as universal legatee, to use the balance of her estate to maintain a women’s higher education college. ” However, the appeals court majority ruled that Mrs. Newcomb’s donor intent no longer deserves protection with the passage of time. The court found that the plaintiffs do not have a right to bring this action and instructed Judge Ledet to dismiss the case. However, based on the dissenting opinion, Newcomb's heirs announced their intent to apply to the Louisiana Supreme Court for reversal. 
Tulane's position in this legal matter prevailed in three different court rulings - at the state, federal and appellate levels. 
On February 22, 2008, the Louisiana Supreme Court voted unanimously to hear the Newcomb heirs' appeal of the lower court rulings. The Court held a hearing for the suit on May 20, 2008.  A decision remains pending.
In its first year (2006-07), the Newcomb College Institute hosted 104 speakers and 110 different programs for women, men and guests at Tulane. In May 2007, the institute's first graduation awards ceremony was held, keeping some traditions alive, such as female students dressed in white, forming two lines, each carrying 40-foot length of green rope covered fresh-cut daisies and greenery.  Members of the class of 1957 were honored at the ceremony as they appeared in academic caps and gowns, sporting "Save Newcomb College" buttons.