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Retired admiral and current UT System chancellor Bill McRaven on life, leadership, and what really matters. Shocking as it may seem, Bill McRaven isn’t one...

 
 

Editor’s Letter: Lights, Camera, McRaven

The behind-the-scenes story of how UT’s chancellor became a reluctant YouTube star. William McRaven, BJ ’79, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus, was still an...

 
 

Fenves Calls for an Excellent, Effective, and Efficient UT

To the sound of a choral choir, with the mace of leadership in his possession, and with a new class ring on his finger, Gregory L. Fenves, Life Member, officially...

 
 

Glorious Greece

In Greece, the Flying Longhorns discovered a country at once ancient and new. It’s easy to see why the ancient Greeks believed that Delphi was the center of...

 
 

Fishing for Stories

Fly fishing and finding topics for magazine articles have more in common than might be immediately apparent to the uninitiated. Both involve searching the best...

 
 

Powers Takes His Leave

After nine years as president, Bill Powers reflects on a long, productive, and sometimes rocky journey. On June 2, 2015, William C. Powers Jr. will step down as...

 
 

Editor’s Letter: Boots on the Ground

  When a global issue gets personal. It never felt like a war, not to me. From the confines of my life in Austin, what our deployed military personnel experienced...

 
 

The Dean of Deans

A conversation with the dean who took UT’s College of Education to the top. In the 25 years Manuel Justiz has led the College of Education, the program has gone...

 
 

Editor’s Letter: Live and Learn

Keep discovering long after you leave the Forty Acres. In the summer of 2001, I arrived at the University of Texas for orientation certain about what I wanted to...

 
 

Editor’s Letter: Not Just for the Coffee Table

Whatever you do, do not place this issue of the Alcalde onto your coffee table and forget about it. You should really read it all the way through. I know that the...

 
 
 
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