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

Aggies to Revisit "100-Year Decision" in Print and Film

Texas A&M University System Board Chairman Richard Box and current Regent Jim Schwertner participate in an interview for a new movie, produced by John Robison, that revisits Texas A&M University's decision to move to the SEC.
Texas A&M University System Board Chairman Richard Box and current Regent Jim Schwertner participate in an interview for a new movie, produced by John Robison, that revisits Texas A&M University's decision to move to the SEC.

Texas A&M University’s decision to join the SEC, which has been widely heralded as a transformational move for the university, will be the subject of print and film accounts, set to come out this fall.

Juliet García to Lead New Institute in South Texas

Gov. Rick Perry and Juliet García of the University of Texas at Brownsville at a signing ceremony on July 16, 2013, for the merger of UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American.
Gov. Rick Perry and Juliet García of the University of Texas at Brownsville at a signing ceremony on July 16, 2013, for the merger of UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American.

University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet García will step down from the role she has held for more than two decades to lead a new University of Texas Institute of the Americas located in the Rio Grande Valley.

Perry: UT Regent Wallace Hall "Should Be Commended"

Gov. Rick Perry is shown on Nov. 15, 2013, at an Austin kickoff rally for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's re-election campaign.
Gov. Rick Perry is shown on Nov. 15, 2013, at an Austin kickoff rally for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's re-election campaign.

As a legislative committee met to draft articles of impeachment against UT System Regent Wallace Hall, the man who appointed him to the board, Gov. Rick Perry, issued a strongly worded statement of support for the embattled regent.

 

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. 

UT Board Chairman Calls for Regent Hall to Resign

University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall talks with colleague Gene Powell during a break at a regents' meeting  on May 14, 2014.
University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall talks with colleague Gene Powell during a break at a regents' meeting on May 14, 2014.

Three days after a legislative committee said there were grounds to impeach University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, the chairman of UT’s board of regents said Hall should resign.

 

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.