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.
Even if the odds of its continued existence are high, the ground is being laid for a very serious conversation about the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s structure and operations when lawmakers convene next session.
Emails obtained by the Tribune suggest the outcry that could follow if UT-Austin President Bill Powers were dismissed in a manner similar to that of recently reinstated University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan.
Texas A&M University is entering into a partnership with Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth to create a new law school that will be known as the Texas A&M School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University.
Donna Campbell, who few predicted would advance in the SD-25 Republican primary, is now the focus of those hoping to replace the notoriously independent-minded incumbent Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio.
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp announced today that Compass Group, a major private company based in North Carolina, will be taking over dining and support services at Texas A&M University.
UPDATED: University of Texas at Arlington President James Spaniolo told the Tribune that he is not leaving due to any outside pressure or internal dissatisfaction. "It just reflects a personal decision on my part," he said.
A Texas A&M University System-led team has won a federal contract to develop one of three new national centers for developing and manufacturing medicine and vaccines to respond to pandemic diseases and bioterror threats.
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will announce the creation of new centers for developing "vaccines and medicines used to protect health in emergencies." That could be big news for the Texas A&M University System.
Gov. Rick Perry calls President Obama's newsmaking decision on immigration policy "amnesty" and "an election-year tactic." Democrats say Perry's position on the issue conflicts with his defense of in-state tuition.
With the longtime director of the University of Texas at Austin's Community College Leadership Program departing, some are worried about the program's future. But officials at UT say they are committed to the program.