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.
AUBURN – Auburn University recently received a $100, 000 endowed gift from the James M. Cox Foundation in honor of Cynthia Tucker. A 1976 graduate of AU, Tucker was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007 for “her courageous, clear-headed columns that evince a strong sense of morality and persuasive knowledge of the community.” She is currently the editorial page editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The endowment will provide scholarships for students in the journalism program in AU’s College of Liberal Arts. Known as the Cynthia Tucker ’76 Endowed Scholarship for Journalism Excellence, the gift strives to increase the level of diversity in the journalism program.