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

TribCast Plus: The Latest UT/TT Poll Numbers

In a special edition of the TribCast, Jim Henson, Daron Shaw and Joshua Blank of the Texas Politics Project talk with Reeve about the latest findings in the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

New Partnership Puts Texas A&M on Top, Chancellor Says

A&M System Chancellor John Sharp explains the 25X25 engineering initiative at a Capitol press conference on Jan. 23, 2013.
A&M System Chancellor John Sharp explains the 25X25 engineering initiative at a Capitol press conference on Jan. 23, 2013.

Touting a new collaboration, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp asserted on Wednesday that the system's flagship university in College Station "has become the premier research university in the Southwest."

Second UT Regent Enters Fray Against Hall

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.

UPDATED: A second University of Texas System regent has lashed out at fellow Regent Wallace Hall, following Hall's latest request for information from the University of Texas at Austin.

A Feint Disguised as a Special Committee on Higher Ed

State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas,l, and State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, shake hands upon convening the Joint Committee on Higher Education Oversight on March 19, 2013.
State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas,l, and State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, shake hands upon convening the Joint Committee on Higher Education Oversight on March 19, 2013.

For higher education followers, one of the great lingering mysteries of the 83rd session is the fate of a special committee that was formed to examine governance issues at the University of Texas System.

Despite Concerns, UT Regent's Requests Continue

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.

Lawmakers have expressed concerns about the investigative approach of the University of Texas System Board of Regents. But based on a request made this week, at least one regent appears undeterred.