After 25 years at the helm of the University of Texas at El Paso, Diana Natalicio sees no end to her work in sight. Instead, she has recently taken on a bigger role in the national conversation about higher education.Full Story
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.
The guys behind the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll — Jim Henson, Daron Shaw and Joshua Blank — sit down with Reeve for a special edition of the TribCast to shed some light on their process and the significance of their latest numbers.Full Story
Barry Burgdorf, the University of Texas System's vice chancellor and general counsel, has resigned. He is the latest addition to a growing list of high-ranking officials who have left the system.
Ross, Julián, Aman and Reeve review some results of the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, discuss soon-to-be Sen. Sylvia Garcia's victory in Senate District 6 and talk about security changes at the Governor's Mansion.Full Story
A Texas State University System Board of Regents nominee said Monday at a Senate committee hearing that his job as owner of the state's largest alternative teacher certification program would not conflict with his duties as a regent.
Lawmakers are preparing to examine whether or not the University of Texas System regents are micromanaging their flagship university, while trying to prevent the session from being overwhelmed by controversies reminiscent of 2011.Full Story
Ross, Emily, Jim and Reeve discuss the attention Joaquin Castro and Ted Cruz are getting in Washington, D.C., the prospects for Battleground Texas' efforts to turn the state blue, and the battle over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.Full Story
New Senate Higher Education Chairman Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, unveiled his first round of bills dealing with colleges and universities. On the whole, they are more attractive to wonks than to headline writers, unlike those of his counterpart on the House Higher Education Committee, Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas.Full Story
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's recent comments accusing the University of Texas System regents of micromanagement and rumor-mongering must have resulted from bad information, UT board chairman Gene Powell said in a statement.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry announced the appointment of Jeff Hildebrand and Ernest Aliseda, along with the re-appointment of Paul Foster of El Paso, to the University of Texas System Board of Regents on Thursday.Full Story
Vistasp M. Karbhari's path to the school's presidency cleared Wednesday following a meeting of the UT System Board of Regents that was hastily called to revisit his prospective employment.Full Story
Senate Higher Education Committee Chairman Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, filed a bill on Monday aimed at improving transparency for university system regents and curbing what he called "micromanagement."Full Story
The Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence and Transparency, created in 2011 amid controversy surrounding the leadership of university system regents, will be renewed this session.Full Story
In an effort to prevent the perception of conflicts of interest, faculty in the University of Texas System could soon be subject to more robust public disclosure requirements than lawmakers and even university system regents.Full Story
After Vistasp M. Karbhari was selected on Feb. 14, sources told the Tribune that not every regent was aware he was a defendant in a pending lawsuit. Now the full board will revisit the matter.Full Story