Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cynthia Tucker will speak at Auburn University March 20

AUBURN – The Auburn University Graduate School will host journalist Cynthia Tucker as the New Horizons Lecturer March 20, at 2 p.m. in Langdon Hall Auditorium where she will give a talk on “Reflections on Race, Class and Resentment.” A reception in Langdon courtyard will follow the free public lecture.

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 television and radio news shows.

Tucker was editorial page editor for 17 years at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 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. Among her many awards she was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

The 2012 New Horizons Lecture is the fourth in an annual series that brings distinguished speakers with insightful and exciting perspectives to Auburn University. This lecture series, sponsored by the Graduate School, is designed 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 and 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.

(Contributed by Jessica Nelson.)

Contact: George Crandell, (334) 844-2125 (crandgw@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)