Posts filed under ‘Sally J. Kenney’

No Excuses: Gloria Feldt to speak at Tulane November 9

Join us for a book talk with author and former national Planned Parenthood President Gloria Feldt. In her new book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, Gloria Feldt asserts that nobody is keeping women from parity—except themselves. Feldt argues that there’s no excuse—be it the way women are socialized, pressure to conform, or work/life balance issues—for women today not to own their power and lead an unlimited life. Hear Feldt discuss how the key to change is to shift the way women think about power and leadership.

Tuesday, November 9, at 7 pm
Nadine Vorhoff Library
Newcomb College Center for Research on Women
Caroline Richardson Building

October 21, 2010 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

Welcome Back! Our next meeting is September 29

The Book Club on Louisiana women and politics would like to invite you to its next meeting. On September 29th we will be reading the last two chapters of Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times—”Oretha Castle Haley”, pp.303-323 and “Louisiana Women and Katrina”, pp.324-342. We will meet in Anna Many Lounge at the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women from 5:30 to 6:30. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Bea Calvert at bcalvert@tulane.edu to RSVP.  There are two copies of the book in the Nadine Vorhoff Library as well as eight copies at the Tulane bookstore.

September 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm Leave a comment

Our next meeting is Thursday, May 6, 2010

The next meeting of our group will be Thursday, May 6th at 4PM in the Anna Many Lounge of NCCROW (Rm. 206 Caroline Richardson Building).

We will read Lindy Boggs’ memoir, Washington Through a Purple Veil, and Tania Tetlow’s essay, “Lindy and Me”. The book is out of print, so Peg at the Tulane bookstore can’t get it for us, but used copies of it are available for a penny through Amazon.com.  Copies are also available at the Vorhoff Library in the Caroline Richardson Building.



Lindy Boggs visits Newcomb College (circa 1970’s)

From left to right: Mrs. Frank Riess (Jane Kelleher); Mrs. Lindy (Hale) Boggs; Mrs. Herbert E. Longenecker (wife of Dr. Herbert E. Longenecker, President of Tulane University); Mrs. John H. Stibbs (Phyllis – wife of the Dean of Students); Mrs. John Davidson (Mary – wife of the Dean of Newcomb College); and Dean John Davidson (Dean of Newcomb College).
Photos courtesy of Newcomb Archives

March 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm 1 comment

Welcome to our book group

If you enjoy reading about Louisiana politics and the invaluable contributions women have made over the past decades, this book group is for you! Professor Sally J. Kenney, executive director of the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University, founded the Louisiana Women and Politics book group in the spring of 2010.  The group meets every four to  six weeks to discuss books on women and Louisiana politics aimed at a general audience.  We welcome all men and women, students, faculty, and staff, alumnae, and community members. Books will be available at the Tulane bookstore for purchase or the Nadine Vorhoff library in the Caroline Richardson Building. There will be no pop quizzes, so please feel free to drop in even if you haven’t read or finished the book.   This group is very flexible and welcomes voracious readers and Louisiana politics enthusiasts.  We look forward to meeting you and reading your posts here on this blog.  If you have any questions, please drop me a line at vorhoff@tulane.edu and address it to Bea Calvert, Women’s Studies Librarian.

March 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm Leave a comment


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