Reeve Hamilton Reporter

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.

Recent Contributions

Tuition Freezes and Foundations on UT Regents' Agenda

UT Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell asks the Board to support Chancellor Dr. Franciso Cigarroa at their Austin meeting on May 12, 2011.
UT Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell asks the Board to support Chancellor Dr. Franciso Cigarroa at their Austin meeting on May 12, 2011.

The relationship between the University of Texas School of Law and an affiliated foundation is among the topics on the minds of University of Texas System regents as they convene a two-day meeting that starts Wednesday.

Gordon Gee: The TT Interview

E. Gordon Gee, president of The Ohio State University and chairman of the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment, joined higher education leaders for a panel discussion on college completion recommendations in Austin, Texas.
E. Gordon Gee, president of The Ohio State University and chairman of the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment, joined higher education leaders for a panel discussion on college completion recommendations in Austin, Texas.

One of the country's most respected higher education leaders on why colleges and universities should pay more attention to making sure students complete their degrees and what role Texas has to play in the process.

South Texas Delegation Files Bills for New University

University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia and University of Texas-Pan American President Robert Nelsen look on as University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and lawmakers discuss the creation of a new university in the Rio Grande Valley.
University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia and University of Texas-Pan American President Robert Nelsen look on as University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and lawmakers discuss the creation of a new university in the Rio Grande Valley.

The South Texas delegations of the Texas House and the Senate on Monday announced the filing of bills to create a Rio Grande Valley university that would include a medical school.

South Texans Feeling Momentum for University Plan

Dr. Juliet García, president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, Dr. Robert Nelsen, president of the University of Texas-Pan American
Dr. Juliet García, president of the University of Texas at Brownsville, Dr. Robert Nelsen, president of the University of Texas-Pan American

On the heels of Gov. Rick Perry's endorsement of a plan to let South Texas get access to the Permanent University Fund, educators and legislators from the region were energized about the prospects for a plan for a new university there.