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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February 5, 2015
Governor Scott Walker, following a day of criticism, said he erroneously tried to end the search for truth and efforts to improve the human condition in a bill that would define the University of Wisconsin's mission.
February 4, 2015
Some law schools are going after large numbers of transfer students, seeking out new revenue and students with LSAT scores that won't count in the rankings game.
January 30, 2015
The head of the University of Wisconsin System defended faculty from state Governor Scott Walker's suggestion that professors should teach more classes to save money as part of a Walker-backed $300 million budget cut.
January 29, 2015
Healthy stock markets in the United States and abroad allowed colleges to spend more money from their endowment funds.
January 28, 2015
Governor Scott Walker wants to remove $300 million from university system, and offers campuses more autonomy in return. But higher ed leaders say the trade isn't nearly enough to offset the cuts.
January 27, 2015
University system in a sparsely populated state tries to cut costs without closing campuses, so it plans to centralize operations and make sure they have unique programs.
January 23, 2015
Governor Jerry Brown, a Cal alum, says "normal" students can't get into the university anymore. Why? Some blame Brown's budgets.
January 19, 2015
Spending on higher education is up in most states since last year, but half of states are still below their recession-era levels.
January 16, 2015
Mississippi's governor wants to scale back the job qualifications for the head of the community college system. The effort, an accreditor predicts, will bring the state grief.
January 16, 2015
More law schools are admitting less qualified students. Are they prepared for what happens next?

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