Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, New York Times, Speaks on March 19th at 4:30 pm

Jill Abramson, the first woman to be named Executive Editor of the New York Times in its 160 year history, is scheduled to speak at the Center for the Education of Women 2013 Mullin Welch Lecture on Tuesday, March 19th, Kahn Auditorium, in the Biomedical Science Research Building. This lecture is free and open to the public and begins at 4:30 pm.

Register for the Jill Abramson Lecture.

Abramson succeeded Bill Keller on Sept. 6, 2011 after previously serving as the publication’s managing editor, a position she held since 2003. According to the newspaper, Abramson said that as a born-and-raised New Yorker, she considered being named editor of the Times to be like “ascending to Valhalla.”

“In my house growing up, the Times substituted for religion,” she said.“If the Times said it, it was the absolute truth.”

She joined the New York Times in 1997 after a stint at The Wall Street Journal, where she was a deputy bureau chief and an investigative reporter for nine years. She rose quickly at The Times, becoming Washington editor in 1999 and then bureau chief in 2000.

The Center for the Education of Women will also be presenting the Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change at this event.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Valet parking is provided by Kerby's Kurb Service, and will be available at the Zina Pitcher entrance. If you prefer to self-park, the closest parking for this event (across the street) is Palmer Commons Garage. Here are links to directions and a campus map:

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The Mullin Welch Lecture Series, established in 1989 by Frances Daseler and Marjorie Jackson in memory of their sister Elizabeth Charlotte Mullin Welch, brings to campus lecturers who exemplify Elizabeth's characteristics: creativity, strength of character and expansive vision.