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Suit seeks to save Newcomb

Posted by schroeder915 on March 17, 2006

The Los Angeles Times

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, seeks an injunction blocking Tulane from closing its 120-year-old H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College, one of the nation’s first degree-granting colleges for women. The suit also seeks to bar the university from tinkering with Newcomb’s endowment, which has been estimated at $40 million and is separate from Tulane’s $745-million endowment.

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