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.
Students at the University of Houston are seeking to revive a proposal that would require many freshmen to live on campus. A similar plan was scrapped by university administrators after pushback from state Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston.
Reeve, Emily, Evan and Ross review the recent debates between the candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, talk about the numbers in a new statewide poll, and discuss the findings of an audit of the Texas Enterprise Fund.
Longtime University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet García is proposing two new ways to increase retention and completion among at-risk students: offering them Section 8 housing and tying federal financial aid to on-campus jobs.
A state audit found that some beneficiaries of the governor's primary economic incentive program were selected outside of formal channels and were often not properly monitored, so we kick off this week's playlist with Patti Smith's "Free Money."
According to a state auditor's report released Thursday, the University of North Texas should pay the state at least $75.6 million over the next 10 years as repayment for funding it should not have received.
In his state of the university address on Monday, University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers called for rethinking who gets tenure, a topic he acknowledged was something of a "third rail for discussion" in academic circles.
With the first debate of the Texas governor's race held Friday night in the Rio Grande Valley, we begin this week's playlist based on Texas political and policy news with "Showdown" by Electric Light Orchestra.
In response to an open records request, the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday released dozens of recommendation letters written by lawmakers and other individuals that were initially sent to University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.
Reeve, Alexa, Evan and Emily talk about the number of uninsured Texans, the politics of health care, continued drama surrounding the University of Texas System board, and the upcoming Texas Tribune Festival.
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.