Ry Rivard

Ry Rivard, Reporter, joined Inside Higher Ed in 2013, after nearly four and a half years at the Charleston Daily Mail in West Virginia, including three as a statehouse reporter. He covered seven statewide elections, two governors, multimillion-dollar contracts gone awry and high-profile litigation. He is a 2008 graduate of West Virginia University and a former college newspaper editor.

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Most Recent Articles

February 25, 2015
A study finds reduction of aid awards to students based how they list colleges on federal student aid form is not widespread, though some colleges do seem to employ that questionable practice.
February 23, 2015
Colleges with distressed debt are making new promises to delay financial ramifications from investors.
February 20, 2015
Texas officials have narrowed their search to replace University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers to three names, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources. The paper identified the three finalists -- all men -- as Greg Fenves, the university's executive vice president and provost; Andrew Hamilton, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford; and David Daniel, president of University of Texas at Dallas.
February 19, 2015
Illinois's new governor, Bruce Rauner, this week proposed a $387 million cut to the state's higher education budget. About $209 million of that will come from the University of Illinois -- that's nearly one-third of the system's state subsidy. 
February 19, 2015
A mapping project by the City University of New York takes a stab at figuring out how diverse its students are compared to the neighborhoods that surround the system’s two dozen campuses.
February 16, 2015
College received attention and praise for trying to limit tuition increases. Now, the college says the system will no longer work.
February 13, 2015
An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.
February 12, 2015
San Bernardino Valley College's accreditor said the college's new president doesn't have the necessary education to be president.
February 9, 2015
University of California at Berkeley is “faced once again with the threat of political interference in academic affairs,” its chancellor, Nicholas Dirks,
February 6, 2015
Governor Scott Walker's effort to dramatically change the University of Wisconsin System’s mission was seemingly premeditated and hardly an accident, local newspaper reports suggested Thursday.


Co-Authored Articles

October 31, 2014
Higher education issues -- mostly tuition costs -- are showing up in governors races across the country.
July 22, 2014
The Microsoft founder and head of influential foundation tells college business officers that big changes are on the way -- but offers moderated views on role of technology and push for college completion.
October 2, 2013
Sidney Ribeau surprises campus by announcing that he will leave presidency at end of the year.
August 23, 2013
For colleges and other organizations promoting alternative paths to degrees, the president's speech was validation they have wanted.
March 13, 2013
California lawmaker wants MOOCs and other online providers to help meet student demand, and will encourage -- and some fear force -- public colleges to accept those credits.
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