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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July 10, 2018
Mount Ida College’s former president defended his record leading up to the institution’s controversial closure, but some of his statements were contradicted by his Board of Trustees and questioned by another college leader Mount Ida left at the merger altar.
July 6, 2018
Concerns rise over enrollment and finances at the storied small liberal arts college in Ohio.
July 3, 2018
New president's deep cuts and broad reorganization are unusual for higher ed, even for a university saddled with debt and a cabinet some saw as unwieldy.
June 25, 2018
An attempt to fire Michigan State University’s interim president, John Engler (right), failed Friday despite intense pressure from sexual assault survivors and a quarter of the embattled university’s trustees.
June 25, 2018
The chair of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators defended the system’s direction and its dedication to freedom of speech last week, publicly pushing back against a scathing Wall Street Journal editorial.
June 22, 2018
Buyer commits to keeping Westminster on its Princeton campus for 10 years and maintaining current academics for five, but opponents of the deal are unimpressed.
June 22, 2018
The president of Southern Illinois University stayed on the job Thursday when the system's trustees deadlocked in a vote to place him on administrative leave. Trustees were voting on a proposal to place President Randy Dunn on leave for six months while outside legal counsel investigated his conduct. But they split 4 to 4, meaning the effort did not pass and ending plans to consider appointing an acting president, the Chicago Tribune reported.
June 21, 2018
A guide for colleges considering or pursuing a merger. Demographic realities are leading more institutions to consider joining forces. Inside Higher Ed's new special report, The Growing Role of Mergers in Higher Ed, provides an in-depth and practical guide for campus leaders to explore such combinations and learn why they have worked for some institutions and not for others.
June 20, 2018
Long-shot gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon takes aim at New York's free tuition program, calling for a lower income limit, less stringent credit requirements and a first-dollar program.
June 20, 2018
More than 120 survivors of sexual abuse by former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar signed a letter released Tuesday calling on trustees to fire interim president John Engler.

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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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