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

December 20, 2013
An 18-member panel has a plan to save Cooper Union without charging tuition. The blueprint already has opponents inside the administration.
December 19, 2013
A small college has a business school dean who is also the CFO. Can it work?
December 18, 2013
Efforts to trim $3.3 million from the budget at Colorado State University-Pueblo could force 50 faculty and staff layoffs, The Pueblo Chieftain newspaper reports. “What the (CSU System) really wants is for the institution to downsize because, over the years, we haven’t grown the way we needed,” the paper quoted the university's president, Lesley Di Mare, as saying. She blamed declining state revenue and enrollment.
December 13, 2013
Middlebury College's board of trustees decides it isn't ready for the 21st century and announces a makeover.
December 12, 2013
The president of the University of Michigan plans to go ahead with a controversial cost-cutting program, despite faculty objections. University officials had planned to move 275 staffers from across campus into a single building on the edge of Ann Arbor to save money. Faculty objections have already delayed staff moves beyond April.
December 12, 2013
Haverford College officials are backing away from a pledge to ensure no students are forced to borrow money to attend the private liberal arts college.
December 9, 2013
Gordon Gee, among the most visible and certainly the most prolific of college presidents, is coming out of retirement to go back to where he began.
December 9, 2013
At a number of small private colleges this year, disappointing enrollments have led to layoffs, program cuts, bond-rating downgrades and more.
December 6, 2013
The University of Iowa College of Law will dramatically cut prices in an effort to attract more students in a weak legal market and reduce student debt. The state's Board of Regents approved a plan to cut the law school's sticker price by 18 percent for new and continuing Iowa residents and incoming out-of-state students starting in fall 2014. The reductions, approved Thursday, mean a $7,750 a year reduction for nonresident students to $39,500, and a cut of $4,309 for resident students, to $21,965.
December 3, 2013
Administrators at the University of Michigan are delaying a controversial attempt at cost savings amid faculty uproar. University officials had planned to move 275 staffers from across campus into a single building on the edge of Ann Arbor to save money. But on Monday, university administrators said the move, scheduled to begin in April, would be delayed "beyond April." It is unclear if the university still intends to finish the move by next fall, its initial deadline to consolidate scores of staffers under one roof.


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