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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

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TribCast: College Rankings and Candidate Comments

Reeve, Ben, Emily and Ross talk about how Texas fared in the latest college rankings, the respective returns of Dan Morales and Wayne Christian, and attention-grabbing comments from candidates for statewide office.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Prepping for National Role, Powers Talks Higher Ed Future

At his annual "State of the University" address on Wednesday, UT-Austin President Bill Powers talked about the future of higher education as he prepares to lead one of the most elite national higher education organizations.

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Bob Daemmrich

Biosecurity Leader to Head A&M Health Science Center

After landing a major federal contract as Texas A&M University System’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, Brett Giroir is being named interim executive vice president for the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

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Tamir Kalifa

UT Rolls Out New Approach to Massive Online Courses

The University of Texas is rolling out new learning opportunities for non-UT students this semester. In addition to four massive open online courses — or MOOCs — it will have two synchronous massive online courses, or SMOCs. 

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Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Justices, UT Admissions and New Laws

Ross, Evan, Reeve and Ayan discuss Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson's departure from the Texas Supreme Court, conflict between state Rep. Jim Pitts and University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall, and the new state laws that recently took effect.

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Todd Wiseman

Smitherman: Unborn "Would Have Voted Republican"

In a recent speech to an anti-abortion group, Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman, a Republican candidate for attorney general, said he believed many unborn babies "would have voted Republican."

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Callie Richmond

UT Regents Chairman Hopes to Avoid Drama

After one week on the job as chairman of the embattled University of Texas System Board of Regents, Paul Foster says that he hopes to build consensus and avoid being "dragged into the fray."

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TribCast: Calling the Police, the DOJ and DPS

Reeve, Emily, Ross and Ben talk about Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's infamous call to the Allen Police Department, discuss the clash between Texas and the Department of Justice, and review the latest on allegations of feces at the Texas Capitol.

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Edward A. Ornelas/San Antonio Express-News

Guns Coming to Campus, but Not Campus Carry

For students hoping to bring concealed handguns onto college campuses, a new law allowing them to store firearms in cars parked in campus garages or lots is as close as they’re going to get — for now. 

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Bob Daemmrich

The Playlist: Call the Police

This week, a recording of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's call to the Allen Police Department inquiring about a relative's arrest was the talk of the state and the nation, so we start our playlist based on the week's news with Thin Lizzy's "Call the Police."

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