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

October 2, 2013
Citing looming problems, St. Bonaventure University and Hilbert College, two colleges in Western New York, explore options to work together.  
September 30, 2013
Saybrook University joins TCS Education, part of an emergent set of nonprofit coalitions aimed at providing administrative efficiency found in public and for-profit systems.
September 24, 2013
Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle is facing allegations that mirror the charges that ended his last presidency. Did anyone on the search committee notice?
September 23, 2013
Perhaps college costs are not too high, panelist tells crowd at conference of admissions counselors.
September 16, 2013
Small private colleges cut their sticker price in an effort not to scare away middle-class students. But will it work or hurt? Will anyone really save much money?
September 12, 2013
After months on the fence, Wake Forest University officials decided to join a partnership created by the company 2U to access a pool of for-credit online courses offered by more than a half dozen universities.
September 12, 2013
Improper oversight of money by a former top official at the University of Arkansas caused the university's advancement division to run up back-to-back multimillion-dollar shortfalls, according to a legislative audit released this week. According to the audit, the former vice chancellor for the advancement division, Brad Choate, allowed the division to spend more than it had: $2.1 million more in the budget year that ended in summer 2011 and $4.1 million more in the budget year that ended in summer 2012.
September 11, 2013
Converse College, a South Carolina college with about 700 undergraduate students, joined the club Tuesday of 10 or so other institutions that have "reset" their tuition rates. The college said it would reduce its tuition by about 43 percent to $16,500 for students in fall 2014. The college said the new sticker price is actually close to the average cost students pay anyway. Colleges generally list higher rates than they charge most students.
September 11, 2013
William Peace University, a small liberal arts college, plans to make a big bet on a local shopping center but alumnae are not buying it. Should any university spend two-thirds of its endowment on one project?
September 10, 2013
What would have been the largest donation ever to a liberal arts college isn't headed to Centre College and it's not exactly clear why.


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