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 Texas A&M University System's board of regents has approved the establishment of the cryptically named Area 41 Institute — a think tank it hopes will play a significant role in legislative policymaking.
The chairwoman of the new Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, which has been heralded as the first of its kind, talks about why it was created and what jobs its graduates will likely get.
At a special meeting of the University of Texas System regents on Monday, the board unanimously voted to keep lawmakers out of the room during an investigation into alleged political influence in admissions at UT-Austin.
State Reps. Trey Martinez Fischer and Lyle Larson say they intend to attend all interviews conducted during an external investigation of UT-Austin's admissions process. It's not clear yet whether they'll be allowed.
University of Texas System officials are preparing to sign an agreement with the Mexican government to encourage more student exchanges and faculty collaboration across the border, and to launch a space-related research project.
UT System Regent Wallace Hall said Thursday that he was "comfortable" with his actions being investigated by the Travis County district attorney's office, which has confirmed that it will put the case before a grand jury soon.
Reeve, Emily, Ross and Morgan discuss Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account, the battle over the gubernatorial debates, and the recent court rulings on school finance and the state's abortion restrictions.
UPDATED: Implementing outcomes-based funding for universities and requiring public institutions to give college credit for scores of 3 or higher on AP exams were among the higher ed proposals laid out by Greg Abbott on Tuesday.
Outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has named state Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, co-chair of the Joint Oversight Committee on Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency — after replacing her in 2013.
Reeve, Emily, Evan and Ross discuss the latest developments regarding the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry, the latest policy proposals from the 2014 gubernatorial candidates, and the Trib's latest explorer on local debt.