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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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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

UT Regents Voice Support for MD Anderson

The University of Texas System regents on Friday unanimously backed the administration of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the wake of a challenge to its handling of faculty.

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TribCast: Two Debates, a Poll and an Audit

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.

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The Playlist: Free Money

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."

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State Auditor: UNT Should Pay State Back $75.6 Million

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.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

UT's Powers Calls for Rethinking How Tenure is Used

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.

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The Playlist: Showdown

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.

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Bob Daemmrich

Letters Routed Through UT Chancellor's Office Released

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.

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TribCast: Uninsured Texans, Regent Drama and TribFest

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.

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