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

Admissions Inquiry Takes Center Stage in UT Saga

Clockwise, from top left: State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview; University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers; House Speaker Joe Straus; state Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie; and University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall.
Clockwise, from top left: State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview; University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers; House Speaker Joe Straus; state Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie; and University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall.

Of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall’s allegations of misconduct at UT-Austin, none has gained as much traction as his assertion that there is "secret favoritism" for the politically connected in admissions.

Stidvent Named New WGU Texas Chancellor

Veronica "Ronnye" Vargas Stidvent, newly-named chancellor of Western Governor's University.
Veronica "Ronnye" Vargas Stidvent, newly-named chancellor of Western Governor's University.

Veronica "Ronnye" Vargas Stidvent has been named the new chancellor of WGU Texas after WGU's Ray Martinez announced he will head the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas.

Aggies to Revisit "100-Year Decision" in Print and Film

Texas A&M University System Board Chairman Richard Box and current Regent Jim Schwertner participate in an interview for a new movie, produced by John Robison, that revisits Texas A&M University's decision to move to the SEC.
Texas A&M University System Board Chairman Richard Box and current Regent Jim Schwertner participate in an interview for a new movie, produced by John Robison, that revisits Texas A&M University's decision to move to the SEC.

Texas A&M University’s decision to join the SEC, which has been widely heralded as a transformational move for the university, will be the subject of print and film accounts, set to come out this fall.