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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April 8, 2015
Accreditors grapple with governing board independence at a new private nonprofit system.
April 3, 2015
Alumni worry the Appalachian School of Law must leave its home in a rural Virginia town to save itself -- and say one board member is intent on stopping the move.
March 27, 2015
Thousands of University of Wisconsin System advocates put together 12,000 pages of petition signatures and public comments that were submitted to a legislative finance committee considering massive cuts to the system, a group of system supporters said Thursday. The outpouring is just the latest sign of opposition to cuts proposed by Governor Scott Walker, a Republican with presidential ambitions.
March 27, 2015
The ambitious private university is charting a new course than curbs some its efforts to expand outside of Philadelphia. 
March 23, 2015
A year and a half after they began talks about working more closely together, St. Bonaventure University and Hilbert College decide against a merger.
March 20, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senate Republicans want to reduce state oversight of offerings at the state's public and private colleges, Capital reports.
March 19, 2015
New York University picks head of Oxford University to replace longtime president John Sexton.
March 17, 2015
California's community college system signs an agreement with nine historically black colleges to make it easier for students to transfer across state borders.
March 13, 2015
University of Southern Maine, site of much upheaval, has a new president whom faculty hope they can work with.
March 12, 2015
Alumni from Hampden-Sydney College, a men’s college in Virginia, are trying to save Sweet Briar, the nearby women’s college that announced last week it plans to close.

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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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