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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May 21, 2018
Ball State University is officially taking over the financially challenged local school district in its home of Muncie, Ind., after the state’s governor signed a measure last week that was approved during a special legislative session. The university’s board then voted to take on the task of running the district Wednesday. Ball State will appoint a seven-member school board for Muncie by July 1. That university-appointed board will operate Muncie Community Schools.
April 26, 2018
Pennsylvania should consider mergers for its state-owned universities, says a new report released Wednesday that immediately received pushback from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the system’s faculty union. The report, conducted by the RAND Corporation, recommended five options for Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities that make up the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education:
April 20, 2018
William Harvey can point to substantial growth in enrollment and finances, but celebrations of his successes come amid student complaints, financial concerns about one of his signature projects and questions about family members employed by the university.
April 16, 2018
Gregory J. Vincent brought credibility as a civil rights expert, but his presidency at his alma mater is over after anonymous allegations.
April 13, 2018
The president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges resigned Friday, just weeks after the college started investigating allegations that he plagiarized his 2004 dissertation.
April 13, 2018
Viterbo University will eliminate a dozen programs following a formal sustainability review of majors with fewer than 20 enrolled students. Glena Temple, the president of the small Roman Catholic liberal arts university in La Crosse, Wis., notified employees about the eliminations Thursday morning. Nine traditional undergraduate programs and three adult learning programs will close, she said in an email.
April 4, 2018
College of New Rochelle wants to move forward with new president, but questions about past financial troubles remain -- and an outcry over old layoffs lingers.
April 4, 2018
The University of Louisville on Tuesday named Neeli Bendapudi its next president, making the University of Kansas provost and executive vice chancellor the permanent replacement for longtime Louisville president James Ramsey almost two years after Ramsey was ousted amid scandals.
April 3, 2018
Boosters of private colleges in New York are cheering after the state passed a budget including funding for a long-running program providing unrestricted aid to independent colleges based on their degree productivity. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal had called for eliminating the program, called Bundy Aid. But the newly passed state budget provides $35.1 million, the same amount as the program received last year.
March 29, 2018
Annual report on public higher education finance shows more states relying more heavily on tuition, even in a year when appropriations rose nationally.

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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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