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ERIC Number: EJ1109279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
The Newcomb Precedent: College Closure and the Interpretation of Donor Intent in New Orleans, Louisiana
Wallace, Whitney R.; Platt, R. Eric; Blankenship, Ann; Mandishona, Tanyaradzwa
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v19 n3 p38-49 Sep 2016
This case study reviews the financial dispute and legal battle between the heirs of Josephine Newcomb and Tulane University. Following Hurricane Katrina (2005), Tulane's Board of Directors announced Newcomb College's closure to stabilize university finances. In response, Newcomb's heirs filed suit against the university. In 2009, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled in favor of Tulane, setting legal precedent for educational merger. Now, more than 10 years after Katrina, Newcomb alumnae continue to question whether Tulane administrators abused Newcomb's financial intentions. This case study helps students consider the rights and interests of philanthropic donors from the perspective of different stakeholders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana (New Orleans)
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