First female New York Times executive editor to speak at U-M
Jeffrey Smith | for AnnArbor.com
The Times' first female executive editor is set to give the 2013 Mullin Welch Lecture, sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women, on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Kahn Auditorium in the Biomedical Science Research Building on central campus.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
The 58-year-old Abramson succeeded Bill Keller as executive editor in September 2011 after previously serving as the publication's managing editor, a position she held since 2003. She joined the New York Times in 1997 and has also worked for the Wall Street Journal, Time and, the Legal Times and The American Lawyer.
The annual Mullin Welch Lecture Series honors Elizabeth Charlotte Mullin Welch, a 1939 U-M graduate and successful businesswoman who was an early role model in the struggle to further women's aspirations.
Abramson gave U-M's December 2011 commencement address and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the university.
"You need to work at being well informed," she told graduates then. "You learn the skills you need for that right here at Michigan. You learn to question everything and to insist on finding out the truth.”