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.
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.
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.
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.
Wallace Jefferson, chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court, announced this week that he will resign at the end of the month, so we begin the latest edition of our news-inspired playlist with "Had Enough" by Mr. Big.
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.
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.
State Sen. Wendy Davis announced that she's postponing her decision about a gubernatorial run while she helps care for her sick father, so we begin this week's news-inspired playlist with the Jonas Brothers' "A Little Bit Longer."
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."
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.
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."