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

April 24, 2014
Do Americans have a more nuanced view of higher ed reform than the politicians they elect? Perhaps, says a new survey.
April 24, 2014
A new study, based on interviews with 35 female college leaders, shows how women are discouraged but can encourage other women.
April 24, 2014
Pitzer's decision to divest some -- but not yet all -- of its fossil fuel holdings challenges assumptions about colleges' obligation to grow their endowment funds.
April 21, 2014
State spending on higher education rises nationally, and 30 states see growth over the year before -- but per-student spending is still well below 2008 level.
April 18, 2014
Dartmouth College, which for decades has been viewed as the rowdiest of the Ivy League colleges, is trying again to change its campus culture.
April 17, 2014
The president of the country's largest community college called state legislators bullies. Did he go too far?
April 17, 2014
Seven of the 15 members of the College of Charleston’s presidential search committee warned trustees against politicizing the process that eventually selected South Carolina’s lieutenant governor.
April 14, 2014
The University of Southern Maine, following growing protests, rescinds faculty layoffs that were viewed as an assault on tenure and the liberal arts.
April 9, 2014
While dozens of liberal arts colleges are banking on plans to grow, a Vermont institution doesn't think that's realistic, and has developed a path to preserve itself by getting smaller.  
April 8, 2014
Harvard University plans to sign the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment framework.

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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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