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UT System Chancellor William McRaven to give keynote at Nov. 3 annual event

Friends of The Daily Texan. will induct 11 new Daily Texan Hall of Fame members and host University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven as keynote speaker at its fifth annual gathering Nov. 3 at The Texas Union.

The gathering will be in the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom in The Texas Union on the UT campus in Austin. The Nov. 3 event will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Registration to attend the event, which is open to the public, will begin in early July.

Since its inception, the Friends group has recognized distinguished former staff members of The Daily Texan. The list includes Walter Cronkite, Lady Bird Johnson, Bill Moyers, Liz Carpenter, Ronnie Dugger, Richard Elam, Dewitt C. Reddick and Liz Smith.

This year’s 11 inductees, to be announced in early July, will include key figures in sports, editorial cartoons, filmmaking, social media, politics, photography and education.

Friends of The Daily Texan is a non-profit group supporting The Daily Texan at The University of Texas at Austin, through financial contributions for editorial projects and also projects that support the financial stability of The Texan and Texas student Media.

Members of the group include anyone with an interest in supporting a free and unfettered student press on the UT campus. Many of the members are media professionals from local, regional and national media, plus a variety of other professions, including academics, law, publishing and public service.

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