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.

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Legislator: Regent Behavior "Inconsistent" With Statute

Sen. Judith Zaffirini D-Laredo, peeks over stack of binders at her desk during discussion of budget bill SB1 on March 20th, 2013
Sen. Judith Zaffirini D-Laredo, peeks over stack of binders at her desk during discussion of budget bill SB1 on March 20th, 2013

The Texas Education Code lays out the state's expectations for regents of public university systems, and state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, is now questioning whether the University of Texas System board is living up to them.

Updated: Panel Discusses UT System Records Request

State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas,l, and State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, shake hands upon convening the Joint Committee on Higher Education Oversight on March 19, 2013.
State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas,l, and State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, shake hands upon convening the Joint Committee on Higher Education Oversight on March 19, 2013.

Sen. Kel Seliger, who co-chairs the Legislature's joint higher education oversight committee, said UT regents should have access to the information they have requested, but the committee wants to make sure it is being gathered and used appropriately.

Storify: Campus Carry Bills Debated in House

Rep. Giovanni Capriglione R-Soutlake waits to testify during a March 14th House Homeland Security & Public Safety committee hearing. His bill HB 706, relates to carrying of concealed handguns on certain campuses.
Rep. Giovanni Capriglione R-Soutlake waits to testify during a March 14th House Homeland Security & Public Safety committee hearing. His bill HB 706, relates to carrying of concealed handguns on certain campuses.

Four bills that would ease restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons on college and university campuses were debated Thursday in the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Cigarroa: "Less Safe" Environment With Campus Carry

UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa at the Board of Regents meeting for The University of Texas System on Feb. 14, 2013.
UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa at the Board of Regents meeting for The University of Texas System on Feb. 14, 2013.

As lawmakers prepare to discuss allowing concealed handguns in college and university buildings on Thursday, the chancellor of the state's largest university system continues to express his concerns with such proposals.

 

At Hearing, UT Law School Foundation Admits "Mistakes"

UT Law school foundation president John H. Massey, looks over to UT Law school Dean Ward Farnsworth during a House Committee hearing on Transparency in state agency operations on March 12th, 2013
UT Law school foundation president John H. Massey, looks over to UT Law school Dean Ward Farnsworth during a House Committee hearing on Transparency in state agency operations on March 12th, 2013

John Massey, the board president of the University of Texas Law School Foundation, said in a legislative hearing on Tuesday that the organization made "mistakes" in the operation of its now-defunct forgivable loan program.