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

March 31, 2014
La Verne tries a radical approach to pricing. Could it catch on in legal education?
March 27, 2014
A new book argues federal lawmakers have failed to maintain a rational higher ed policy but come together on behalf of for-profits that spend generously.
March 27, 2014
South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Glen McConnell says he can overcome the backlash that erupted after he was named the next president of the College of Charleston, a public liberal arts college. McConnell, who has been criticized for not being an academic and for his affiliation with Confederate historical causes, said time as leader of the state Senate taught him how to bring together divided constituencies.
March 26, 2014
A well-connected politician and Confederate hobbyist has been named College of Charleston's president. Students and faculty fear for reputation and mission of respected liberal arts institution.  
March 24, 2014
Anger at faculty layoffs at Southern Maine boils over. Professors say administration is attacking tenure, pitting younger and older faculty members against one another, and undermining liberal arts.
March 21, 2014
Several Pennsylvania universities are looking to secede from the state's higher education system -- raising concerns about the institutions left behind and employee fears of weakened unions.
March 19, 2014
Arizona State University and Georgetown University create an institute to train higher ed innovators.
March 19, 2014
TIAA-CREF has agreed to pay more than $19.5 million after allegations that it illegally skimmed money from account holders.
March 18, 2014
Some colleges are abandoning market-based spending policies so they can plan for the future. The University of the South recently joined the group, saying the endowment spending policy most used in American higher education is unnecessarily severe.
March 18, 2014
One approach to preserving an endowment? Simple: Stop spending it. 


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