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.
Students at Prairie View A&M University, the state’s oldest historically black public college, have fought for decades to persuade Waller County to allow a polling place on the campus. Now a coalition has succeeded in striking a compromise.
In honor of the book U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz read during his more than 21-hour speech in opposition to Obamacare, we begin our weekly news-inspired playlist with "Green Eggs and Ham" by the original Broadway cast of Seussical the Musical.
Top lawyers at the University of Texas System acknowledged Wednesday that UT-Austin President Bill Powers should have been told of a regent's discussion with an agent for University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.
On Tuesday, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, revealed when she'll announce her future plans — so we begin our weekly playlist inspired by Texas politics and policy news with "She's Got Something to Say," by The Vines.
Reeve, Becca, Evan and Ross discuss Wendy Davis' embargoed announcement of a coming announcement, the gubernatorial campaign of Tom Pauken and the latest on Rick Perry's approach to federal health care reform.
Faculty and staff at Sul Ross State University are looking forward to a 3 percent salary bump after the school hit its enrollment goals this year, a sign the university may be bouncing back from a slump.
In the fiscal year that ended in September, Texas A&M University raised more than $740 million, officials announced over the weekend. That breaks the school's previous single-year fundraising record by more than $300 million.
In his latest attempt to lure out-of-state companies to Texas, Gov. Rick Perry has his sights set on the Old Line State — so we start this week's news-inspired playlist with "Going to Maryland," by The Mountain Goats.
UPDATED:University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa plans to send letters to leaders at the system’s 15 institutions to address how they report alumni membership dues in their fundraising totals.
The University of Texas System has hired Hilder & Associates, a Houston-based law firm, as outside counsel to assist in its dealings with the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations.