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A Time for Civility

Last night marked the end of a long presidential election process.

As is the case across the country, members of our campus community represent a variety of viewpoints and opinions. Whatever opinions we hold, we are all Volunteers.

I want to take this moment to share advice from the late UT alumnus Senator Howard Baker, who said, “Be civil, and encourage others to do likewise.”

We have a unique opportunity in the coming days, weeks, and months to embody the Volunteer spirit. I encourage each of us to lead by example and to engage our peers and colleagues, even those we disagree with, in respectful and constructive dialogue.