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 13, 2017
Large grant to organization of black colleges reignites debate about taking funds from leading foe of government spending, on which the colleges and many students depend.
January 12, 2017
As Texas debates bill that would require regulation of how transgender people use facilities in public higher education, most system leaders aren't saying much.
January 10, 2017
Survey finds a quarter of presidents have made decisions on taking or turning down jobs based on spouses' expected role. And study finds that much more remains expected of presidents' wives than presidents' husbands.
January 6, 2017
Kentucky's State Senate passed a bill Thursday to replace the University of Louisville's Board of Trustees and change the way its members are appointed, echoing an attempt made by Governor Matt Bevin last year that was blocked by a judge and prompted accreditation trouble for the institution. The bill, which passed with Republican support on a mostly party-line vote, would allow Bevin to appoint a new, 10-member Board of Trustees drawn from a nominating commission's recommendations. Bevin's nominations would then need to be confirmed by the Senate.
January 5, 2017
Presidents of public institutions in New York say they welcome Governor Cuomo's plan and could find ways to enroll many more. But they still have questions.
January 5, 2017
Whether colleges file for bankruptcy or wind down in other ways, closing is a complex, costly affair -- and the process doesn’t assure any support for professors or employees who may have worked without pay.
January 4, 2017
New York's governor wants to make public higher education free for most students, setting off new debate on the concept.
January 3, 2017
The campaign for free public college lives on in one of the country’s largest states, with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announcing a plan Tuesday morning to cover tuition for students at state institutions whose families earn $125,000 or less. Cuomo’s plan would cover college students at New York’s four-year state universities and community colleges, whether part of the State University of New York or the City University of New York.
December 21, 2016
The leaders of nearly 200 colleges and universities have signed an open letter calling on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and members of Congress to support climate research, investment in a low-carbon economy and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The letter was developed by colleges, universities and the Boston-based nonprofit Second Nature. It currently lists the names of more than 170 colleges and universities from more than 30 states as signees. It will be open for additional signees until Jan. 13, at which point organizers plan to send it to politicians.
December 21, 2016
A long-running dispute over licensing of prostate cancer drugs has ended in the University of California’s favor. California’s Supreme Court last week upheld lower court rulings in favor of the University of California Board of Regents. The decision effectively awards the university $32 million in additional licensing income while also resolving contract claims against the regents and confirming a jury verdict clearing a drug inventor of fraud.

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July 19, 2016
Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.

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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