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.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents' academic affairs committee approved a revised version of an embattled proposal to have the University of Texas at Austin expand KUT, Austin's public radio station.
The president of St. Edward's University, a private Catholic university in Austin, on the state's primary grant program for students of private institutions, as well as the increasingly global nature of higher ed.
Amid major changes at health science centers across the state, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa on Friday announced his intention to establish a freestanding medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.
For public universities in Texas that are striving to distinguish themselves — particularly those vying to be the state’s next tier-one research institution — special collections in their libraries can provide a boost.
Public university libraries throughout Texas distinguish themselves by acquiring special collections that contain items that cannot be found anywhere else. Here are a few examples of what they contain.
The A&M System regents are expected to approve a resolution that will add “Texas A&M” to the name of each institution it oversees. The change is part of a massive rebranding effort, which is just one of many major changes Chancellor John Sharp has announced as he approaches his one-year anniversary on the job.
Evan, Ross, Reeve and Morgan mull Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, discuss the state of Texas schools and wonder what the shooting in College Station means for future gun legislation.
With move-in day less than one week away, Texas A&M University officials are working to address the fallout from Monday's deadly College Station shooting — even though it did not actually occur on campus.
The University of North Texas System Board of Regents may be on the verge of combining the University of North Texas System Health Science Center in Fort Worth and its flagship institution, the University of North Texas in Denton.
In 2011, Texas became the first state to mandate that all students who come onto college campuses be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. But even supporters may be pushing for a few revisions to the statute next session.
Evan, Ross, Reeve and Ben sit down for a special live TribCast taping at the Cactus Cafe in Austin feauring talk of Ted Cruz, the presidential race and tax returns. Plus: a celebrity intro you have to hear to believe!
University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers expressed confidence Monday in the school's admissions policy, after UT-Austin filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a case questioning the role that race plays in its admissions process.