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 8, 2014
New funding formula for public universities, prompted by questions about out-of-state students, may have the unintended consequence of hurting private and community colleges.  
October 7, 2014
The University of Southern Maine plans to eliminate 50 faculty positions, 100 staffers and many freestanding departments, leaving some questioning whether what remains will truly be a university.  
October 6, 2014
The federal government should not be sharing a list of colleges that students are interested in with other colleges, according to admissions group.
October 1, 2014
Cornell University's next president will be Elizabeth Garrett, the current provost at the University of Southern California. Garrett, a law professor who clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall, will become Cornell's first female leader on July 1. The outgoing Cornell president, David Skorton, is leaving next summer to become the head of the Smithsonian Institution.
September 30, 2014
Many wealthier institutions are reporting double-digit endowment growth.
September 26, 2014
The inflation rate calculated specifically for higher education institutions was 3 percent for the fiscal year that ended for most colleges this summer. That's nearly double inflation rate of the previous year, according to a new report by the Commonfund Institute. The Higher Education Price Index includes salaries, fringe benefits, "miscellaneous services," utilities, supplies and materials.
September 24, 2014
Trustees, despite faculty and student opposition, pick political insider without experience in higher education.  
September 23, 2014
Under a chancellor who says he cares more about rankings than did his predecessor, Syracuse U. scales back involvement with well-regarded program for recruiting low-income and minority students -- and those students take note.
September 22, 2014
Some high school counselors fear a tactic used by college admissions officers to find students who most want to enroll is getting out of control.  
September 19, 2014
Colleges use data to predict who they should target as they hunt for students.


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