Rick Seltzer

Rick Seltzer, Reporter, covers business and management for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in 2016 after working as a money and general-assignment reporter for The Baltimore Business Journal. Previously, he was a business reporter for The Bloomington Herald-Times, and he covered small business and health care for the Central New York Business Journal. Rick, a native of South Central Pennsylvania, started his career as a local beat reporter for The Harrisburg Patriot-News. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2008 after interning at the Patriot-News and The Syracuse Post-Standard.

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January 4, 2019
Three-judge panel says parties will condemn themselves to endless years of acrimonious, divisive and expensive litigation unless they settle desegregation lawsuit.
January 3, 2019
A merger between two institutions in New Hampshire will follow a two-step process that will begin with New England College operating the smaller New Hampshire Institute of Art as a subsidiary, they said Wednesday.
January 2, 2019
A U.S. Department of Agriculture program has provided $1.7 billion in grants and low-cost loans to struggling rural colleges and universities in the last three years. That raises questions about who closes and who gets to stay open.
December 21, 2018
A grand jury did not find enough evidence to charge former Arkansas State University chancellor Tim Hudson with a crime, closing his case this month, more than two years after Hudson suddenly stepped down from his position leading the university.
December 19, 2018
When Newbury College last week announced plans to close at the end of the spring semester, the early notice drew favorable comparisons to the case of another Boston-area college, Mount Ida College, which collapsed in quick and painful fashion earlier this year.
December 17, 2018
Newbury College announces early that it is closing, avoiding mistakes other colleges have made.
December 14, 2018
Bennett College will have to appeal to keep its accreditation, while St. Augustine's was taken off probation. Although the historically black institutions' fates may be different, both struggled under the same pressures.
December 13, 2018
Endowments for nonprofit organizations in the United States post investment returns that significantly underperform market benchmarks -- and higher education endowments do worse than others, a new study finds.
December 12, 2018
One of only two historically black colleges for women in the country approached the brink Tuesday when the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges announced it intends to revoke Bennett College's accreditation. Bennett, a private institution in Greensboro, N.C., related to the United Methodist Church, had been on probation for two years. The college was out of compliance with its accreditor's rules on financial resources, and its probation cannot be extended for a third year.
December 11, 2018
Dive deep into the strategic planning process with this essential guide for administrators, trustees and others at colleges and universities. Challenges to higher education mount ever higher. The global financial crisis, which left institutions trapped in a vise between rising costs, shrunken endowments and curtailed public funding, has given way to a new period of rapidly changing student demographics, intense public scrutiny and disconcerting political unpredictability. The choices colleges make in this world of escalating demands and limited resources inevitably cost them time and money. Sound strategic planning is critical for all types of institutions -- public and private, rich and poor, community college and research university. This in-depth report details the latest trends in strategic planning and best practices leaders can choose from to build a meaningful process able to motivate key constituencies. Inside Higher Ed’s new special report, Smart, Succinct and Agile: Strategic Planning in an Age of Uncertainty, is available now. Download a free preview of the report.

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Rick Seltzer, Reporter, covers business and management for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in 2016 after working as a money and general-assignment reporter for The Baltimore Business Journal. Previously, he was a business reporter for The Bloomington Herald-Times, and he covered small business and health care for the Central New York Business Journal. Rick, a native of South Central Pennsylvania, started his career as a local beat reporter for The Harrisburg Patriot-News. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2008 after interning at the Patriot-News and The Syracuse Post-Standard.

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