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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Panel Set to Start Working on Impeachment Articles

State Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van, co-chair of the House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations, is shown calling an executive session on May, 12, 2014.
State Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van, co-chair of the House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations, is shown calling an executive session on May, 12, 2014.

For the first time since voting that grounds exist for the impeachment of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, a legislative committee is scheduled to reconvene Wednesday afternoon. 

Brian McCall: The TT Interview

Brian McCall, chancellor of the Texas State University System, during an interview at Marfa Public Radio in Marfa, TX.
Brian McCall, chancellor of the Texas State University System, during an interview at Marfa Public Radio in Marfa, TX.

The chancellor of the Texas State University System on the system's progress over the last four years, what it is still struggling with and the significance of $10,000 degrees.

Perry Urges UT to Consider Alternative to Tuition Hikes

UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa and Board of Regents Chairman Paul L. Foster as UT Regents study tuition increases on May 14, 2014.
UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa and Board of Regents Chairman Paul L. Foster as UT Regents study tuition increases on May 14, 2014.

UPDATED: In light of Gov. Rick Perry’s word of caution about raising tuition, the University of Texas System Board of Regents on Wednesday only approved tuition increases for out-of-state and health science campus students. 

UTPA President Robert Nelsen to Step Down in August

Dr. Robert Nelsen, president of the University of Texas-Pan American, talks about his school's undocumented student population during a panel discussion at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2013.
Dr. Robert Nelsen, president of the University of Texas-Pan American, talks about his school's undocumented student population during a panel discussion at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 28, 2013.

Robert Nelsen, who has served as president of the University of Texas-Pan American since 2010, announced Monday that he will be stepping down at the end of August.

Transparency Committee Looks to UT System to Take Action

State Reps. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, and Dan Flynn, R-Canton, explain the House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations recommendation of impeachment in the case against Regent Wallace Hall, Jr. on May 12, 2014.
State Reps. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, and Dan Flynn, R-Canton, explain the House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations recommendation of impeachment in the case against Regent Wallace Hall, Jr. on May 12, 2014.

After voting on Monday that grounds exist to impeach one of the regents of the University of Texas System, members of a legislative committee say they hope to see a proactive response from UT's board of regents, which meets this week.