New York Times columnist speaking on campus as part of Critical Conversations Speaker Series

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Frank Bruni, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, will speak on “Journalism, Social Media and Free Speech on College Campuses” at Auburn University Wednesday, Nov. 28. Bruni’s speech, which is being held as part of Auburn’s ongoing Critical Conversations Speaker Series, will be held at 5 p.m. in 2550  Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library.

Bruni has been an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times since June 2011. In his columns, which appear every Sunday and Wednesday, he reflects on diverse topics including American politics, higher education, gay rights and his own life as a gay man in a close-knit Italian-American family.

He joined the newspaper in 1995 and has ranged broadly across its pages. He has been a White House correspondent, the chief restaurant critic, a staff writer for the Times Magazine and the Rome bureau chief. He is the author of three New York Times best sellers, the most recent of which, Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, was published in March 2015 to widespread acclaim. His previous best sellers were the 2009 memoir Born Round, about the joys and torments of his eating life, and a 2002 chronicle of George W. Bush’s initial presidential campaign, Ambling into History.

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