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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

John Courage Todd Wiseman

John Courage: The TT Interview

The Democratic candidate for SD-25, widely viewed as an underdog to Republican Donna Campbell, explains why he thinks he can win, why he's running and what he hopes to do in office.

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UT-Austin Announces New Engineering Research Center

It has been more than two decades since a Texas university was selected to lead one of the National Science Foundation's prestigious engineering research centers, but the University of Texas at Austin has broken the streak.

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University of Texas at Arlington students work on college algebra in the university's new "math emporium" on Aug. 29, 2012. Allison V. Smith

At UT-Arlington, a New Way to Tackle Algebra

In an effort to address lagging student success in required algebra courses, the University of Texas at Arlington is taking an approach that is becoming more common throughout the country: letting computers do the teaching.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Julián Castro, Voter ID and Eleanor Kitzman

Reeve, Evan, Becca and Julián discuss Julián Castro's keynote at the Democratic National Convention, the latest in Texas' push for Voter ID, and the controversy surrounding Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman.

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Donna Campbell Justin Dehn

Donna Campbell: The TT Interview

The likely future state senator from District 25 on which issues she would want to work on while in office, what she thinks of the Senate's "two-thirds" rule and how she would approach the state's budget.

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University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa (left), is congratulated by Gene Powell, chairman of the UT System Board of Regents, after the regents gave Cigarroa a vote of confidence on May 12, 2011. Bob Daemmrich

UT System's "Framework" Draws Praise, Questions

After one year, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Board Chairman Gene Powell are proud of the progress they've made on their "Framework for Advancing Excellence," even as others begin to question it.

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University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth. University of North Texas

Reeling in the Medical Schools

Public research universities around the state are looking to absorb medical schools, which represents a break from Texas' traditional set up and may require some major legislative changes. But only if they can make the funding work.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Ariel Min / Jacob Villanueva

TribCast: Senate Politics, School Vouchers and Redistricting

Reeve, Ben, Morgan and Jim review the latest news from the Republican National Convention, forecast the fight over school vouchers in the Texas Senate and try to clear up the confusion surrounding redistricting.

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Texas A&M University, the University of Texas and Rice University Jacob Villanueva

Texas Universities Score Well on Unconventional Ranking

According to Washington Monthly's new college rankings, which uses unconventional methodology, Texas A&M University is the country's second-best institution. And the next best school from Texas? The University of Texas at El Paso.

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Two Chancellors Reflect on a Year of Higher Ed Reform

This week, both Brian McCall, chancellor of the Texas State University System, and Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of the University of Texas System, celebrated the one-year anniversaries of their plans for reforming their systems.

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