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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March 26, 2018
Lasell College and Mount Ida College have called off merger talks after a month. Joining Forces: Merger and Collaboration Strategies An Inside Higher Ed event Thursday, April 19 Find out more here.
March 23, 2018
The president of the University of Akron announced Thursday that he will step down this summer, also apologizing after he recently interviewed for another presidency in his former home of Florida.
March 23, 2018
March's four snowstorms have real costs for colleges in the Northeast. But colleges around the country plan to pay in case of extreme weather.
March 22, 2018
Cheyney University is dropping its status as a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II program as it seeks to stabilize its finances for the future. The country's oldest historically black university, located outside Philadelphia, is also leaving the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Its men's basketball team, women's basketball team and women's volleyball team will be independent for the 2018-19 academic year as they seek a new athletic conference, according to a Tuesday news release.
March 22, 2018
More than half of the campuses in the California State University System will be led by female presidents when Lynnette Zelezny becomes the next president of Cal State Bakersfield in June.
March 22, 2018
Quentin D. Wheeler is stepping down as president of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in June, ending a tenure troubled by faculty votes against his leadership and a controversial overhaul of department chairs. Wheeler will end his presidency June 30, before the start of the new academic year, SUNY said in a news release Wednesday. The state university system did not give a reason for his departure.
March 22, 2018
Jacksonville State University’s campus will be closed until April 2 after tornadoes tore through Alabama Monday night, damaging dormitories, classrooms, offices and other student housing. Officials were still working Wednesday to assess the state of the the university's campus, according to AL.com. It will take a week or more to remove debris and fully gauge damage to each building, said John Beehler, the university's president.
March 21, 2018
Witt/Kieffer refunds $110,000 to North Carolina after hiring of East Carolina chancellor amid reports of inaccurate salary information. Are firms incentivized to boost salaries?
March 21, 2018
A total of 111 employees will be laid off as a result of Wheelock College’s merger into Boston University -- 72 staff members and 39 faculty members. The employees will lose their jobs after the merger becomes official June 1, The Boston Globe reported last week. The layoffs represent a majority of Wheelock employees, as Boston University offered positions to 93 of the college’s employees.
March 20, 2018
Another round of cost cutting is under way at Antioch College, with faculty and staff members who earn more than $40,000 per year being required to take mandatory furloughs and a de facto hiring freeze being put in place.

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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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