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

January 23, 2015
Governor Jerry Brown, a Cal alum, says "normal" students can't get into the university anymore. Why? Some blame Brown's budgets.
January 19, 2015
Spending on higher education is up in most states since last year, but half of states are still below their recession-era levels.
January 16, 2015
More law schools are admitting less qualified students. Are they prepared for what happens next?
January 16, 2015
Mississippi's governor wants to scale back the job qualifications for the head of the community college system. The effort, an accreditor predicts, will bring the state grief.
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.


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