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New Beginnings

After so much controversy and strife, at last a new day has dawned. For too long, our campus community and those of us who care deeply about it have watched as controversy...


On His First Day as Chancellor, McRaven Takes to Twitter

  In his 37-year military career, Admiral William McRaven went on top-secret missions as a Navy SEAL, rose to the rank of four-star admiral, commanded the...


Adm. William H. McRaven Will Be UT’s Next Chancellor

Adm. William McRaven, BJ ’77, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus, was named sole finalist for the position of Chancellor of the UT System at a meeting of the...


McRaven to Grads: To Change the World, Start by Making Your Bed [Watch]

Because we can’t improve upon perfection, and because it’s silly to try and summarize a speech that should be read in full, we present the full copy...


Admiral William McRaven to Deliver Commencement Speech [Watch]

Can’t see this video? Click here. UT’s 131st commencement speaker will be Admiral William McRaven, BJ ’77, Life Member and Distinguished Alumnus,...


2012 Distinguished Alumnus Awards: In Their Own Words

Oscar acceptance speeches are sometimes amusing, occasionally tearful, and usually rote as each recipient thanks her producer, manicurist, and second cousins. If...


Six Distinguished Alumni, Six Turns of Fate

It’s our red-letter, red-carpet day here at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center as we honor six of The University of Texas’ most impressive graduates. Tonight...

UT Grad Who Planned bin Laden Raid Assumes Special Ops Command

UT Grad Who Planned bin Laden Raid Assumes Special Ops Command

The man who commanded the attack that killed Osama bin Laden is now head of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Admiral William McRaven, a former Navy SEAL who...

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