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

Budget Woes, Calls for Efficiency Imperil Physics

Carlos Handy, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics  at Texas Southern University, teach a Physics 2 class in Houston Wednesday, September 14, 2011.
Carlos Handy, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics at Texas Southern University, teach a Physics 2 class in Houston Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board wants to eliminate degree programs with low enrollment — like physics. Critics, including many professors, say that could do lasting harm to the state.

Ronald DePinho: The TT Interview

Ronald DePinho, MD - President of MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ronald DePinho, MD - President of MD Anderson Cancer Center

The fourth president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on federal health care reform, the difficult budget pressures on his institution and others, the critical importance of academic research and the timeline for finding a cure for cancer.

Audio: Ted Cruz at TribLive

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz makes a point to moderator Evan Smith during a TribLive event on September 9, 2011.
U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz makes a point to moderator Evan Smith during a TribLive event on September 9, 2011.

At our latest TribLive conversation, U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz talked about President Obama's jobs speech, Social Security, the debt ceiling debate and his chief rival in the GOP primary, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.