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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September 11, 2014
Faculty at Florida State University are continuing a months-long struggle against a well-connected politician who may become the university's next president. 
September 11, 2014
A former West Virginia University professor who had been nominated to lead its epidemiology department made up credentials for his resume, including his doctorate, and may now face questions about his published works, according to an investigation by NBC News.
September 9, 2014
Donna Shalala, the former U.S. secretary of health and human services, said Monday she will step down from the University of Miami next year, when she will have been its president for 14 years. The chairman of the university's Board of Trustees said Shalala's tenure has been "a fortuitous and celebrated circumstance," including a $1.4 billion capital campaign, the first billion-dollar-plus campaign in Florida.
September 8, 2014
Attorneys for several hundred students who sued after accreditation issues led to the collapse of a private college in West Virginia have reached a multi-million settlement, worth at most roughly $35 million. The proposed settlement, submitted Friday evening to a state court, could conclude a messy, multi-party struggle over the ashes of Mountain State University, which closed in 2012.   
September 5, 2014
The nation's longest-serving university president, Norman Francis, plans to retire next year after 47 years on the job.
September 5, 2014
Seven former business professors take a private college in Kentucky to court for laying them off midway through the college's academic year.
September 4, 2014
Kentucky State University tells a fourth of its student body to leave because they haven't paid their bills.
September 3, 2014
A new report by one sustainable investment advocate suggests one national ranking of sustainable campuses is often unreliable.
September 3, 2014
Two higher ed headhunters are joining forces. Academic Search, which helps place higher ed leaders in permanent jobs, and the Registry for College and University Presidents, which helps colleges fill interim spots, are now working together.
August 29, 2014
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, the loquacious president emeritus of George Washington University, is facing widespread criticism for his comments about how female students’ drinking might contribute to their becoming victims of sexual assault. During a panel discussion Tuesday on the nationally syndicated Diane Rehm Show, Trachtenberg said that female students “have to be trained not to drink in excess.”


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