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  • Admiral who coordinated bin Laden raid to be new University of Texas head

    AUSTIN, Texas Adm. William McRaven, whose 37-year career arc has taken him from University of Texas journalism graduate to coordinator of the raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed, is the sole finalist for chancellor of the 15-campus University of Texas System.
  • University of Texas picks admiral over Dallas Fed president for chancellor

    (Reuters) - The University of Texas said Tuesday its Board of Regents picked U.S. Admiral William McRaven as sole finalist for the position of chancellor, passing up Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher who was also reported to have been a...

    Supreme Court should give this affirmative action case a pass

    Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies. This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the...

    Halting effects of alcohol linked to how the worm turns: study

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Mutant worms generated at a lab at the University of Texas may provide a pathway to prevent people from becoming intoxicated after drinking alcohol, a study released on Wednesday said. The research could lead to new drugs to help...

    Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action plan

    Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action plan
    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court upheld the use of race by University of Texas at Austin in undergraduate admissions, a victory for affirmative action proponents, one year after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered closer scrutiny of the school's practices....