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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July 11, 2014
States are poised to provide 3.6 percent more in higher education operating support in 2015 than they did in 2014, an informal survey by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities shows. Of the 49 states that have passed a budget, 43 increased higher education funding for the new fiscal year, while only six cut funding.
July 11, 2014
AUSTIN, Tex. -- The chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents said he was displeased with how some factions protested the attempted ouster of UT Austin President Bill Powers, whose job was saved this week, arguably by some of those very protests.
July 10, 2014
U. of Texas chancellor, following protests from faculty and students, backs down on demands that the popular president of Austin campus leave office quickly. How was his job saved?
July 3, 2014
A company that helps leading graduate and professional schools handle applications has owed millions and misled its clients about why they're not getting their money, lawsuit alleges.
July 3, 2014
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is helping fund a 10-member consortium of Pennsylvania liberal arts colleges as they try to cope with the troubles liberal arts colleges now face. Among the plans colleges have for the $800,000 grant: use teleconferences and the internet to combine low-enrollment classes; share study abroad sites; share staff; and work to reduce health, procurement and other costs.
July 2, 2014
Private college discount rates continue to rise, and some worry about the long-term impact.
June 30, 2014
Program turns down state money in hopes of raising tuition and luring more donor support. Other programs are watching. Is this a sign of what's next for the UC system?
June 24, 2014
Public historically black colleges face stress on all fronts. Will some fail? Are some being deserted by their states?
June 13, 2014
Former provost of Montana State-Northern is accused of touching male employees inappropriately, and dean who filed complaint says he faced retaliation.
June 12, 2014
Florida State University is restarting its search for president, with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates now replacing R. William Funk as the university's search consultant, the Tampa Bay Times reported Wednesday.


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