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

November 21, 2014
Allegations against the comedian, an active fund-raiser and speaker in higher education, have led one college to drop his name, while others stand by him.
November 21, 2014
The University of California Board of Regents on Thursday approved a controversial plan to hike student tuition up to 27 percent by the end of the decade. The plan is opposed by state Governor Jerry Brown and students.
November 20, 2014
System leaders want to increase tuition rates, but a popular governor is pushing instead for more emphasis on online and competency-based education, and three-year degrees.
November 19, 2014
Enrollment declines and the inability to increase actual tuition charges are putting pressure on colleges’ bottom lines, a new report by Moody’s Investors Service makes clear. Net tuition revenue will be unlikely to exceed inflation at half the public universities and 40 percent of the private colleges Moody’s surveyed. Moody’s received replies from 170 private colleges and universities and 120 publics.   
November 17, 2014
University of Phoenix is looking to work with historically black colleges, and some advocates for the institutions are skeptical.
November 17, 2014
For the second time this year, the American Association of University Professors has criticized program cuts and layoffs at the University of Southern Maine. Earlier this year, AAUP joined an effort to prevent roughly two dozen layoffs.
November 13, 2014
A Florida community college wants to keep professors from speaking to student journalists. 
November 12, 2014
President of Lincoln U. in Pennsylvania, widely criticized this week for remarks on rape, has many more problems on his plate, according to faculty and students.
November 6, 2014
Poor board governance could risk the future of American higher education, according to a new report by the Association of Governing Boards.  
November 4, 2014
College endowment gains, which only two years ago were negative on average, are in the double digits for the second year in a row.


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