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

April 30, 2014
Franklin University, a private institution in Columbus, Ohio, is planning to buy Urbana University, a smaller private college about an hour away. Urbana, which reported operating losses and significant debt in recent years has about 1,800 students, including about 400 who live on campus. Franklin is a commuter college with what it says are nearly 10,000 students.
April 29, 2014
Wake Forest U. looks to measure the lives of its students and alumni.
April 25, 2014
Five private colleges go to Arizona seeking students. So far, most are disappointed. 
April 24, 2014
Pitzer's decision to divest some -- but not yet all -- of its fossil fuel holdings challenges assumptions about colleges' obligation to grow their endowment funds.
April 24, 2014
A new study, based on interviews with 35 female college leaders, shows how women are discouraged but can encourage other women.
April 24, 2014
Do Americans have a more nuanced view of higher ed reform than the politicians they elect? Perhaps, says a new survey.
April 21, 2014
State spending on higher education rises nationally, and 30 states see growth over the year before -- but per-student spending is still well below 2008 level.
April 18, 2014
Dartmouth College, which for decades has been viewed as the rowdiest of the Ivy League colleges, is trying again to change its campus culture.
April 17, 2014
Seven of the 15 members of the College of Charleston’s presidential search committee warned trustees against politicizing the process that eventually selected South Carolina’s lieutenant governor.
April 17, 2014
The president of the country's largest community college called state legislators bullies. Did he go too far?


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