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.
“STEM,” an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” is a term that is becoming increasingly common across education circles. But why is it so important? We put the question to several key Texans in the field.Full Story
Evan, Ross, Reeve and Kate review the fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's health care decision, ponder the state's precarious water situation and check in on the runoff in the U.S. Senate race.Full Story
The chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on recent criticism of the agency, its relationship with Texas community colleges and the future of higher education in the state.
Even if the odds of its continued existence are high, the ground is being laid for a very serious conversation about the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s structure and operations when lawmakers convene next session.Full Story
Evan, Ross, Reeve and Emily review the Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate debates and speculate about what the turmoil at University of Virginia means for Texas.Full Story
Emails obtained by the Tribune suggest the outcry that could follow if UT-Austin President Bill Powers were dismissed in a manner similar to that of recently reinstated University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan.Full Story
Texas A&M University is entering into a partnership with Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth to create a new law school that will be known as the Texas A&M School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University.Full Story
Donna Campbell, who few predicted would advance in the SD-25 Republican primary, is now the focus of those hoping to replace the notoriously independent-minded incumbent Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio.Full Story
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp announced today that Compass Group, a major private company based in North Carolina, will be taking over dining and support services at Texas A&M University.Full Story
Reeve, Ben, Julian and Aman talk about President Obama's new immigration policy, the changing narrative of the U.S. Senate race, and the rigor of the STAAR test.Full Story
UPDATED: University of Texas at Arlington President James Spaniolo told the Tribune that he is not leaving due to any outside pressure or internal dissatisfaction. "It just reflects a personal decision on my part," he said.Full Story
A Texas A&M University System-led team has won a federal contract to develop one of three new national centers for developing and manufacturing medicine and vaccines to respond to pandemic diseases and bioterror threats.Full Story
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will announce the creation of new centers for developing "vaccines and medicines used to protect health in emergencies." That could be big news for the Texas A&M University System.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry calls President Obama's newsmaking decision on immigration policy "amnesty" and "an election-year tactic." Democrats say Perry's position on the issue conflicts with his defense of in-state tuition.Full Story