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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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UT System General Counsel Resigns

Barry Burgdorf, the University of Texas System's vice chancellor and general counsel, has resigned. He is the latest addition to a growing list of high-ranking officials who have left the system. 


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Graphic by Courtesy of Texas State University System

Texas State Regent Nominee Says Job Presents No Conflicts

A Texas State University System Board of Regents nominee said Monday at a Senate committee hearing that his job as owner of the state's largest alternative teacher certification program would not conflict with his duties as a regent.


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The Playlist: Guitar Man

Much to the internet's delight, a picture of Gov. Rick Perry playing Guitar Hero with a teenager surfaced this week. We commemorate it on our latest playlist with Bread's "Guitar Man."

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Illustration by Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Bob Daemmrich

UT Regents Face Allegations of Meddling

Lawmakers are preparing to examine whether or not the University of Texas System regents are micromanaging their flagship university, while trying to prevent the session from being overwhelmed by controversies reminiscent of 2011.

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Tamir Kalifa

The Playlist: Trouble in Mind

At the end of each news-filled week, we like to set some of our best stories to music. This week, in honor of reporter Brandi Grissom's "Trouble in Mind" series, we kick off our playlist with Janis Joplin singing a classic song of the same name.

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Bob Daemmrich

Seliger Starts Small With Higher Education Bills

New Senate Higher Education Chairman Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, unveiled his first round of bills dealing with colleges and universities. On the whole, they are more attractive to wonks than to headline writers, unlike those of his counterpart on the House Higher Education Committee, Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas.

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UT System Set to Bolster Disclosure Requirements

In an effort to prevent the perception of conflicts of interest, faculty in the University of Texas System could soon be subject to more robust public disclosure requirements than lawmakers and even university system regents.

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