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

Despite Outsourcing, A&M Support Staff to Keep Jobs

Newly appointed Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp answers a question from the audience at TribLive on September 29, 2011.
Newly appointed Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp answers a question from the audience at TribLive on September 29, 2011.

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.

UT-Arlington President Spaniolo Announces Retirement

Jim Spaniolo, president of the University of Texas at Arlington.
Jim Spaniolo, president of the University of Texas at Arlington.

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.

Perry, Democrats Spar Over Immigration Policy Shift

Gov. Rick Perry on May 29, 2012, watching television returns after speaking at the party for Charles Schwertner's victory in the Texas Senate race for District 5.
Gov. Rick Perry on May 29, 2012, watching television returns after speaking at the party for Charles Schwertner's victory in the Texas Senate race for District 5.

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.