As he jousts with the University of Texas Board of Regents, University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers was honored Monday in both chambers of the Texas Legislature.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.
Vistasp M. Karbhari was named the sole finalist for president of the University of Texas at Arlington on Thursday by the University of Texas System regents.Full Story
The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Thursday approved a measure that would require its nine campuses to offer four-year guaranteed tuition plans as an option to students.Full Story
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams implored higher education leaders Thursday to engage in discussions about the state’s high school requirements.Full Story
Updated: UT-Southwestern officials said they will reclassify nearly $15,000 that former President Kern Wildenthal originally gave to the university on checks marked as gifts. The total he now owes the institution is less than $6,200.Full Story
Evan, Ross, Reeve and Brandi cover a lot of territory in a discussion that includes Ted Nugent's presence at the State of the Union, Rick Perry's visit to California and Ken Anderson's court of inquiry.Full Story
The relationship between the University of Texas School of Law and an affiliated foundation is among the topics on the minds of University of Texas System regents as they convene a two-day meeting that starts Wednesday.Full Story
Jeffrey Hildebrand, an energy executive from Houston, is likely to be appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to one of three open slots on the University of Texas System Board of Regents, multiple higher education sources have told the Tribune.Full Story
One of the country's most respected higher education leaders on why colleges and universities should pay more attention to making sure students complete their degrees and what role Texas has to play in the process.Full Story
The University of Texas at Austin will offer nine massive open online courses through edX in the coming year, officials announced on Monday.Full Story
For more than a year, a foreign medical school has been seeking approval to operate in Texas, and its controversial bid has overcome a number of roadblocks. This legislative session, it will be put to at least one more high-stakes test.Full Story
Ross, Reeve, Ben and Morgan discuss the recent ruling in the school finance lawsuit, ongoing troubles with CPRIT, and the recent emergency meeting of the University of Texas System Board of Regents.Full Story
The University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday announced $5 million worth of new financial aid programs specifically designed to help boost the institution's four-year graduation rates.
Last month, Austin Community College President Richard Rhodes announced that he had struck a deal with the University of Texas at Austin to allow students to "reverse transfer." Now he's in talks to do the same at Texas State.Full Story
The South Texas delegations of the Texas House and the Senate on Monday announced the filing of bills to create a Rio Grande Valley university that would include a medical school.Full Story