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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

Chancellor of the Texas A&M System John Sharp discusses conference realignment with Evan Smith at TribLive on September 29, 2011. Bob Daemmrich

Texas A&M System Launches EmpowerU Website

On Monday morning, Texas A&M University System officials will unveil EmpowerU, their new accountability website designed to gather comprehensive data on all system institutions and package it in a user-friendly manner online.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Kjetil Ree

UT Case Could Force Another Look at Top Ten Percent

In 2009, lawmakers indicated their willingness to mess with Texas' "top ten percent" automatic university admissions policy to prevent it from overwhelming the University of Texas at Austin. They may have to do it again in 2013.

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UTEP students make their way through campus. Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Board Proposes Major Overhaul of TEXAS Grants Program

TEXAS Grants, the state’s primary need-based financial aid program for college students, could get a major retooling next session if lawmakers follow new recommendations by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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Adam Baker

Tuition Exemptions for Vets May Be Adjusted

The state policy that waives tuition and fees for veterans and their families may get tweaked in the upcoming legislative session. It has been a hot topic for universities that support it in principle, but lose millions on it each year.

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Illustration by Bob Daemmrich / Todd Wiseman

Keith Patterson: The TT Interview

One of the filmmakers behind the new documentary Ann Richards' Texas on the legacy of the former Texas governor, how he — a New Yorker — became interested in her story and why she is getting so much attention this year.

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