Rick Seltzer

Rick Seltzer, Projects Editor, 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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October 27, 2020
Rider University extended the term of its president, Gregory Dell’Omo, by two years, it announced Monday. The move means Dell’Omo, who started at the private nonprofit university in August 2015, now has an appointment lasting to July 31, 2024. Dell’Omo’s tenure has been controversial in large part because of battles over the future of Westminster Choir College, which was located in Princeton, N.J., about seven miles away from Rider’s main campus in Lawrenceville, N.J.
October 23, 2020
Harvard University’s operating revenue declined by $138 million, or 3 percent, in the 2020 fiscal year as it recorded a $10 million operating deficit.
October 21, 2020
Marygrove College's library collection has been digitized and is available on the Internet Archive's website -- even as the organization battles a high-profile court case.
October 20, 2020
A group of Black former football players at the University of Iowa asked for $20 million and for several high-ranking athletics officials to be fired, alleging racial discrimination. The group, made up of eight former players, sent a 21-page letter dated Oct. 5 to the university, according to The Des Moines Register. In it, they sought the firing of athletics director Gary Barta, head football coach Kirk Ferentz and assistant coach Brian Ferentz.
October 20, 2020
The College of William & Mary is reinstating three women’s athletics teams after it was threatened with a lawsuit over plans to cut them.
October 15, 2020
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is moving toward combining six of its universities into two different accredited entities, updating plans that have evolved over recent months as the public university system seeks to adapt to financial and enrollment pressures.
October 14, 2020
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is pumping $15 million over three years into an effort to build out COVID-19 testing capacity at historically Black colleges and universities, it announced Tuesday. That funding will go to testing operations at as many as 10 HBCUs that have medical, veterinary, pharmacy and agriculture schools. So far, six have been named: Florida A&M University; Hampton University in Virginia; Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.; Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta; Xavier University of Louisiana and Howard University in Washington, D.C.
October 12, 2020
Confusion and concern mount in the wake of a student's death as COVID-19 infections spread.
October 2, 2020
Wichita State University’s former president, whose resignation last week raised the specter that he’d been forced out because he’d disinvited Ivanka Trump as a commencement speaker, will be paid hundreds of thousands of dollars through June.
September 30, 2020
The death of Appalachian State University sophomore Chad Dorrill is among the first reported since many colleges across the country resumed in-person instruction this fall.

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October 26, 2020
A Dayton student dies. Northeastern plans to bring faculty back to campus next spring. Florida Memorial suspends in-person classes, Bethune-Cookman goes on "lockdown" and University of New England quarantines a dorm.
February 4, 2019
But college will enroll those who were admitted early decision or were admitted a year ago and deferred enrolling.
July 28, 2017
July 29, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Business Officers examines the views of key campus financial leaders on a range of issues. A report on the survey, which was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. can be downloaded here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webcast on the results and take your questions. Sign up here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from First American Education Finance, Laserfiche, Oracle, Workday and Workiva.
April 28, 2017
Indiana institution acquires Kaplan University and its 32,000 students in an unprecedented move to enter online education as many large for-profits continue to slump.
February 7, 2017
Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has family and likely financial connections to The College Fix, a conservative news site that often criticizes liberal bias in higher education.
July 19, 2016
Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.

Rick Seltzer, Projects Editor, 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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