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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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If There's a Way, There's a Will to Regulate Tuition

Since its deregulation in 2003, the average cost of tuition and fees at public Texas universities has increased by 90 percent. Some lawmakers are hoping the 2013 session will provide a chance to once again regulate the price of higher education.

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Report: UT Law's Forgivable Loans to Faculty "Not Appropriate"

The process Larry Sager, the UT law school's former dean, used to secure a $500,000 loan for himself was not transparent and created "an impression of self-dealing that cannot be condoned," according to a report released Tuesday. 

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

State's Online University Graduates its First Students

On Saturday morning, just more than a year after it was established, WGU Texas, the state's online university, held its first-ever graduation ceremony. Gov. Rick Perry called it "proof" that establishing the school was a good idea.

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Alberto Halpern

Texas State Chancellor Faces Anxieties in Alpine

Anxieties about the future of Sul Ross State University are on the rise in Alpine, and Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall is countering arguments that another system might be a better fit.

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Todd Wiseman

TribCast: 2012 Post-Election Wrap

Evan, Reeve, Emily and Jim review the winners and losers of the 2012 election cycle and look ahead to what it all means for Texas, particularly with regard to the 2014 gubernatorial race.

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Bob Daemmrich

Texas A&M System Launches EmpowerU Website

On Monday morning, Texas A&M University System officials will unveil EmpowerU, their new accountability website designed to gather comprehensive data on all system institutions and package it in a user-friendly manner online.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Kjetil Ree

UT Case Could Force Another Look at Top Ten Percent

In 2009, lawmakers indicated their willingness to mess with Texas' "top ten percent" automatic university admissions policy to prevent it from overwhelming the University of Texas at Austin. They may have to do it again in 2013.

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Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Board Proposes Major Overhaul of TEXAS Grants Program

TEXAS Grants, the state’s primary need-based financial aid program for college students, could get a major retooling next session if lawmakers follow new recommendations by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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