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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February 25, 2020
Texas Southern University has reached a separation agreement with the president it voted to fire at the beginning of February.
February 25, 2020
Syracuse University has hired former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to review its campus police department, it announced Monday.
February 24, 2020
Concordia University Portland’s law school in Boise, Idaho, will become part of a sister institution, it announced Thursday. The law school will have Concordia University in St. Paul as its new parent institution, the Associated Press reported. Both Concordia universities are affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Approval of the change is still pending from the American Bar Association.
February 21, 2020
The University of Southern California announced two policies Thursday intended to address undergraduate affordability. Students from families making $80,000 per year or less will be able to attend tuition-free. And the university will not count the value of a home when evaluating students’ financial need -- an important change in particular for students from California, which is known for its high home values.
February 18, 2020
Colleges and universities generally aren't happy about the endowment tax, but many are paying less than the tens of millions of dollars reported by the country's wealthiest universities, a review finds. And even those ultrawealthy universities might end up paying substantially less.
February 14, 2020
University leaders are tight-lipped about sudden closure plans, but a few events may have been warning signs. Now, details emerge about tensions with the university's affiliated church, leaving other colleges, church members and higher education sorting through the pieces.
February 11, 2020
The president of Jackson State University in Mississippi resigned Monday after being arrested in a prostitution sting that also saw the director of the university’s art galleries charged along with 15 other people.
February 6, 2020
Texas Southern University’s Board of Regents voted to fire President Austin Lane just after midnight Wednesday morning amid allegations of admissions irregularities and expense reimbursement issues. The decision, a 6-1 vote during a nearly five-hour meeting, comes weeks after regents suspended Lane with little explanation. They later indicated the suspension came amid a probe into admissions.
February 6, 2020
The California State University system and CSU San Marcos will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars and the chancellor's office will issue a systemwide policy on viewpoint-neutral student association fund spending to settle a 2017 lawsuit over student fee money not being allocated to bring an anti-abortion speaker onto campus.
February 4, 2020
George Washington University’s president has apologized for comments the university described as an “insensitive example used in conversation” with a student.

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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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