News: 2012, March 5th

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Cynthia Tucker to Give New Horizons Lecture

Cynthia Tucker

The Auburn University Graduate School is pleased to welcome Cynthia Tucker as the New Horizons Lecturer for 2012. The Lecture, titled “Reflections on Race, Class and Resentment,” will be held March 20 at 2:00 pm in the Langdon Hall Auditorium. A reception for Ms. Tucker will follow in the Langdon courtyard.

Tucker, a veteran newspaper journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, is a Visiting Professor of Journalism and Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Georgia. She is also a highly-regarded commentator on TV and radio news shows.

Tucker was editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper for 17 years, where she led the development of opinion policy. More recently, she was that newspaper’s Washington-based political columnist. She maintains a syndicated column, which is published in dozens of newspapers around the country.

In 2007, Tucker won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. She has also received numerous other awards, including Journalist of the Year from the National Association of Black Journalists.

The 2012 New Horizons Lecture is the fourth in an annual series that seeks to bring distinguished speakers with insightful and exciting perspectives to Auburn University.  This lecture series, sponsored by the Graduate School, aims to promote the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and the greater Auburn community through interaction with engaging speakers whose ideas and deeds have inspired or influenced others.  Through this interchange of ideas, and by bringing together diverse groups of people, the New Horizons Lecture Series also seeks to promote the development of collaborative ventures that ultimately lead to enriching and enduring relationships.

With its focus on the future and the possibilities suggested by “New Horizons,” the lecture series also underscores the importance of graduate education—to the future success of our students, to the future development of Auburn University, and to the future prosperity of the world in which we live.

For more information, contact George Crandell, associate dean of the Graduate School, at (334) 844-2125 or crandgw@auburn.edu.

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