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

June 5, 2014
The University of Akron decided to stop converting unused scholarship awards to cash for students with other scholarships. Students say the university broke its promises.
June 3, 2014
What would it really take to be in the U.S. News top 20? ​And can anyone really change in the 'beauty pageant' of the reputational survey?
June 2, 2014
The North Carolina Senate dropped plans to call for a study that could have led to the closure of Elizabeth City State University, a historically black institution. The study provision, which was presented as a cost-saving measure, would have required the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to study closing any institution that saw an enrollment drop of at least 20 percent from 2010 to 2013.
May 30, 2014
Louisiana lawmakers wanted more authority over the state's top higher education official. Now, some want to give it back.
May 29, 2014
A graduate, two professors and two students are suing Cooper Union to try to keep it tuition-free. The petitioners, members of the Committee to Save Cooper Union, accuse the New York City college’s administrators and trustees of squandering money and missing opportunities to avoid charging tuition.
May 28, 2014
Yeshiva University is looking to help rectify some of its financial difficulties by giving up day-to-day operations of its Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the university announced Tuesday.
May 27, 2014
Faculty at Saint Joseph's University have taken vote after vote expressing dismay in their administrators.
May 22, 2014
A survey by education insurance agency United Educators and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges found colleges lack "formal risk assessment processes."
May 21, 2014
A South Carolina regulatory body disapproves of a plan by an out-of-state for-profit entity to take over the Charleston School of Law, according to the Post and Courier newspaper.
May 21, 2014
What happens after tuition-dependent private colleges miss their enrollment goals? Depends on the campus.


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