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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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.

Technical College System Pursuing Single Accreditation

Students listen to their instructor, Curtis Collins, during their Pumps, Compressors and Mechanical Drives class at Texas State Technical College Waco.
Students listen to their instructor, Curtis Collins, during their Pumps, Compressors and Mechanical Drives class at Texas State Technical College Waco.

The Texas State Technical College System has recceived the go-ahead from its governing board to pursue single accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

 

Gender Gap in Higher Ed Outcomes is Scrutinized

University of Texas at Austin economics majors Alexis Guevara and Ahmed Quadri capture a graduation day moment for posterity on May 5, 2014.
University of Texas at Austin economics majors Alexis Guevara and Ahmed Quadri capture a graduation day moment for posterity on May 5, 2014.

As degree attainment among men has continued to lag that of women, more state policy-makers are looking at the issue in a bid to prevent the gap from significantly affecting the state.

Panel Votes That Grounds for Impeachment Exist for Hall

House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations chairs Carol Alvarado, D-Houston and Dan Flynn, R-Canton, explain the 7-1 vote to recommend drawing up articles of impeachment against UT Regent Wallace Hall, Jr. on May 12, 2014.
House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations chairs Carol Alvarado, D-Houston and Dan Flynn, R-Canton, explain the 7-1 vote to recommend drawing up articles of impeachment against UT Regent Wallace Hall, Jr. on May 12, 2014.

UPDATED: The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations voted Monday that there are grounds to impeach University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall. 

Hall's Lawyer Accuses Committee of Withholding Information

Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.
Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.

An attorney for embattled UT System Regent Wallace Hall issued a letter to the co-chairs of a legislative committee investigating the regent on Tuesday accusing them of withholding information that would exonerate the regent.