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What digital changes are in store for Md. in 2022 and beyond?

As the effects of the coronavirus continue to reshape our state and our world, 2022 will see several factors accelerating the shift to a more digital, hybrid future. In the year ahead, there will be a continued focus on digital ...

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To mediate on Zoom or in person?

After many months of pandemic-related lockdown, we now know that Zoom works for mediation. Simply stated, it’s efficient. When participants don’t have to travel to a physical location in order to mediate a satisfactory outcome to a litigated dispute, they ...

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How to get better child care

Christine Heer – a veteran preschool teacher – had long harbored a passion to run a nature-based preschool. So in 2015 she opened Sprouts Farm and Forest Kindergarten in central Massachusetts. Diana Stinson did something similar in 2018 when she ...

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Calvin Butler and Brian Pieninck: It’s more than just a merger

The Greater Baltimore region is rich in assets supported by diverse industry sectors and is uniquely positioned in the Northeast corridor. For decades, the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore have independently sought to enhance and ...

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How to reduce investing’s gender gap: Try talking about ethics

Women’s perception of unethical behavior among finance professionals may contribute to how underrepresented they are in the industry, according to a recently published article I co-authored with colleagues at Zhejiang University and Creighton University. We administered surveys to nearly 3,000 ...

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As Zucker learned, even consensual office romances can cause problems

Former CNN president Jeff Zucker became the latest executive to lose his job over a consensual relationship with a subordinate. Zucker stepped down on Feb. 2, 2022, acknowledging in a statement that he was “required to disclose” the relationship but ...

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How to take full advantage of your health plan

Every year, scores of Marylanders make New Year’s resolutions, especially to improve their health and wealth. In fact, 55% of Americans plan to make health-related New Year’s resolutions this year, while 53% have vowed to improve their financial well-being, according ...

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Let’s fix the habeas gap

Most Marylanders have no idea that there exists in our midst, scattered across the entirety of the Free State, a loosely organized troop of more than three hundred (352 to be exact, at full strength) men and women between the ...

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It’s time to make Maryland a climate leader again

In 2022, we have the opportunity to reestablish Maryland as a national leader in the fight against climate change. Advocates and legislators alike were disappointed that major climate legislation did not make it over the finish line in 2021’s regular ...

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