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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.

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TribCast: Hotze's Songs, RP's Emails and Water Funds

Evan, Emily, Ben and Reeve discuss the musical stylings of Houston physician and major Republican donor Steve Hotze, recently released emails from the governor to University of Texas System regents, and the state of the state's water funding.

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New Regent Requirements Head to Governor's Desk

UPDATED: After the Senate concurred with amendments in the House, a bill adding restrictions and requirements for regents of the state's university systems is on its way to the governor's desk.

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Staff Sgt. Heather L. Rodgers

Fund for Veterans' Tuition Exemptions in the Works

Legislative leaders are working to establish a permanent endowment to help alleviate some of the financial costs public universities incur educating veterans and their family members, who are exempted from tuition and most fees.

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Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Dead Bills, Obama and Disqualifying Gestures

Ross, Reeve, Becca and Jay cover a range of topics including bills dying in the legislature, a political fight over religious gestures, the effort to create a new university in South Texas and President Obama's visit to the state.

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A Waiting Game for UT's Regents

As time runs out on the legislative session, little action has occurred regarding the much-hyped "micromanagement" by University of Texas System regents. Meanwhile, other regent-watching groups are dealing with internal troubles.

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Callie Richmond

Report: Not Just What You Study but Where That Matters

Looking to make the most money after college? It may not just be a matter of what one studies but also where one studies — and according to a new report, the institutions with the highest-paid graduates might surprise you.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Standardized Test Proposal for Universities Stalls

People wanting to require that Texas' public universities administer a controversial test of students' critical thinking skills will probably be disappointed this session. A bill establishing such a requirement seems stuck.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

New Disclosure Policy Delayed at UT System

The implementation of a robust but controversial conflict-of-interest policy at institutions in the University of Texas System that was originally scheduled for this spring has been delayed until at least September.

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