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 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.
March 16, 2018
Plans to give Ball State University control over the financially troubled school district in its home of Muncie, Ind., collapsed Wednesday night as the state’s Legislature failed to advance a law by a midnight deadline.
March 16, 2018
Cooper Union unveils plan to cut undergraduate tuition back down to zero in 10 years. Some wonder if it could have done better, despite ambitious cost-cutting and fund-raising goals.
March 15, 2018
Cornell University is declining a gift from prominent alumnus Richard Meier (left) after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against the architect Tuesday.
March 14, 2018
The University of Texas System pumped $12.8 million in endowment proceeds into the Texas Oil and Gas Institute but has now decided to shut down the operation after about three years, making it the latest in a series of institutes started and quickly shuttered by the system’s Board of Regents.
March 14, 2018
St. Thomas in Florida forces out CFO who was on gun company's board as renewed focus on firearm investments has colleges quietly checking their portfolios.
March 12, 2018
Wells Fargo’s deals with colleges are scrutinized for being costly to account holders. A senator wants answers, but the bank’s backers on campus say it’s sometimes the best option to help students -- and institutional budgets.
March 8, 2018
Ball State administrators and professors see huge upside for Indiana students in proposal, but they are also entering larger debates over public schools, union rights and local elections.

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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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