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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January 12, 2015
California Governor Jerry Brown’s higher ed budget plan for the next year would give give a chunk of new money to community colleges. The proposal released late last week also, as expected, threaten the four-year University of California system if it goes ahead with a plan to raise tuition by up to 5 percent each of the next five years.  
January 12, 2015
The president's free community college plan may change the balance between the federal government, states and colleges.
January 7, 2015
In yet another merger in Georgia's university system, the emergent Georgia State will combine with struggling Georgia Perimeter to try to improve the two-year college. Is anyone getting a good deal?
January 6, 2015
The University System of Georgia will attempt another merger, this time between Georgia State University and a community college, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, citing unnamed sources close to the matter.
January 2, 2015
Audit of a Tennessee community college raises questions about a Pennsylvania private college's decision to retroactively award a degree.
December 30, 2014
What’s left of the bankrupt Lehman Brothers is suing Saint Louis University for about $18 million. Lehman Brothers Holdings, the legal remnant of the investment bank that went bankrupt in 2008, alleges the university failed to uphold its side of a complicated financial deal known as an interest rate swap.
December 18, 2014
Dowling College's seventh president of the last 10 years hopes to be the one who can save it.
December 12, 2014
At Cornell University's medical college, the daughter of a wealthy donor is replacing her father as leader of its board.
December 12, 2014
A deal meant to help Yeshiva University cope with its financial difficulties has fallen apart, according to reports.
December 11, 2014
There's quite a bit of money to be made advising colleges on how to enroll students. On Tuesday, the Advisory Board Co. announced it's buying Virginia-based enrollment management consultant Royall & Company for $850 million. 

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