The University of Texas at Austin’s lawyers and attorneys for Abigail Fisher, who is challenging the school’s consideration of race in admissions decisions, once again found themselves arguing before federal judges on Wednesday.Full Story
Reeve Hamilton covers higher education and politics for The Texas Tribune and hosts the Tribune's weekly podcast. His writing has also appeared in Texas Monthly and The Texas Observer. Born in Houston and raised in Massachusetts, he has a bachelor's degree in English from Vanderbilt University.
Reeve, Brandi, Evan and Ross talk about the latest policy proposals from gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, revelations in the recently released book Double Down and the latest drama involving the University of Texas at Austin.Full Story
It's a busy week for the University of Texas at Austin. Lawyers will be representing the university in Los Angeles and in Austin on two dramatically different issues. And the board of regents meets against the backdrop of controversy.Full Story
A top University of Texas System lawyer acknowledged on Tuesday that embattled Regent Wallace Hall obtained information that may be protected by federal privacy laws and shared it with his personal lawyers.Full Story
UPDATED: Mere hours after issuing a subpoena to get University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall to appear before a legislative committee, members of the committee abruptly recalled it, saying they got their dates confused.
The spotlight will be on the University of Texas System lawyers as the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations convenes for two days of hearings starting on Tuesday.Full Story
UPDATED: Paul Foster, the chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents, submitted a request for an opinion to the attorney general on Wednesday regarding whether or not a legislative committee can compel testimony on matters protected by attorney client privilege.Full Story
Jim, Daron, and Josh join Reeve for a special edition of the TribCast focusing on the latest numbers in the University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll on the gubernatorial race, Ted Cruz, health care, immigration reform, and more.Full Story
One of the lawmakers on the legislative committee currently mulling articles of impeachment against University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall believes he has found a way to calm the controversy. He thinks Hall should resign.Full Story
Tom Pauken is the only statewide candidate who has made higher education a central issue in his campaign thus far. But his approach to it is drawing criticism from within the higher education community.Full Story
In early 2013, University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, on a call with the agent for University of Alabama coach Nick Saban, said UT-Austin President Bill Powers would be gone by the year's end.Full Story
Reeve, Ross, Emily and Ben review the results of the recent election, ponder the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll and discuss the latest developments in the state's implementation of new abortion laws.Full Story
Unlike their counterparts in the lieutenant governor’s race, the Republicans vying to be the state’s next attorney general have largely refrained from drawing any knives in public. But they're coming out around the issue of smart meters.Full Story
The director of the Texas Memorial Museum on why the institution's upcoming 75th anniversary will be bittersweet and why massive budget cuts currently planned for the museum are more than a local problem.Full Story
State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer believes that the investigation into whether a University of Texas System regent should be impeached could require a look at UT regents' personal computers, iPads and smartphones.Full Story