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Auburn gets endowment honoring journalist

Auburn University has received a $100,000 endowed gift from the James M. Cox Foundation in honor of Cynthia Tucker, a 1976 Auburn graduate who won the 2007 Pulitizer Prize for Commentary.

Tucker is currently the editorial page editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The endowment will provide scholarships for students in the journalism program in Auburn's College of Liberal Arts.

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