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

Texas A&M System Launches EmpowerU Website

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

Amid Slowing College Enrollment, Fears of Missing Goals

Republican leader State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, frowns at a question from editor Evan Smith at TribLive on June 1, 2012.
Republican leader State Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, frowns at a question from editor Evan Smith at TribLive on June 1, 2012.

According to preliminary data gathered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the total number of students attending college this fall increased by just 12,000 over the previous year.

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.

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.

Higher Ed Chair Seliger Tackles New Post With Open Mind

State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, meets with his chief of staff, Ginger Averitt, at their Capitol office on October 16, 2012.
State Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, meets with his chief of staff, Ginger Averitt, at their Capitol office on October 16, 2012.

The higher education background of state Sen. Kel Seliger, the new Senate Higher Education Committee chairman, is pretty thin, particularly when compared with that of his predecessor. But he says he's "learning a lot very rapidly."