Topic: Commencement

In Praise of Failure: UT Commencement Edition

May 26, 2015
University of Texas graduate in the rain

In honor of things not going according to plan, here are some thoughts on the value of failure, brought to you by the wise words of speakers — all UT alumni — from commencement ceremonies that actually happened.

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Looking Back on a Stormy, Resilient 2015 Commencement

May 26, 2015
2015 University of Texas graduate with umbrella

Students, faculty, family and friends enjoyed college and school convocations before the storms hit. And even though the university-wide ceremony was canceled, the celebration went on.

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Darren Walker to Graduates: "Consider the Road Ahead"

May 23, 2015
Darren Walker

Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation and Texas Ex, shared his commencement speech in a live-streamed program Saturday evening. View the full transcript here.

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Commencement Speaker Honors Graduates

May 23, 2015
Darren Walker

Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, joins President Powers, Chancellor McRaven and Student Government President Kori Rady in honoring the Class of 2015. Walker will share his commencement remarks in a live stream at 8 p.m. tonight. Tune in to the live stream.

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Tower Shines for Class of 2015

May 22, 2015
Tower commencement fireworks (2013)

The university Tower will shine with entirely orange lights and a “15” configuration in its windows to honor this year’s graduating class both Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. 

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