Author Archives: Daniel Leaderman

Daniel Leaderman covers health care, higher education, and technology.

Bill seeks to encourage healthier snacking in Md.

Akil Patterson, Deputy Director of Sugar Free Kids Maryland, at the announcement that they will be proposing the “Maryland Health Vending Act” during the 2016 Legislative session, which would require vending machines to offer more healthy food options on state property.  (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

This story has been corrected. An explanation follows the story. If you tend to get sodas, chips and candy out of vending machines, a group of health advocates wants to you to consider something healthier. But they don’t want to ...

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Feedback an asset for Maryland-based online guitar school

Michael Palmisano, founder and CEO of Guitargate. (Photo submitted by Guitargate).

With a new family to support, guitarist Michael Palmisano needed more income but was already playing at as many weddings and teaching as many private lessons as he could. Then, he saw the need for a different kind of music ...

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New faces, biz focus among Md. higher ed. leaders

Coppin State Science and Technology Center

Several new presidents have come to Maryland colleges and universities this year, a crop that includes both veteran educators and administrators who crossed over from the business world. Coppin State University, Towson University, Washington College and others got new leaders ...

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Ugly-produce company to appear on “Shark Tank”

Some odd-looking tomatoes. (By Copyleft (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Evan Lutz hates good-looking fruits and vegetables. Next month, we’ll see if the sharks do, too. Lutz is the CEO of the Columbia-based Hungry Harvest, a company that buys up surplus produce — the ugly, but perfectly edible stuff that ...

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Bills filed to advance debate over Md. community college cost

A state delegate from Baltimore city will take another swing at eliminating tuition costs for many students at Maryland community colleges when lawmakers convene in Annapolis next month. Democrat Keith E. Haynes has pre-filed a bill in the General Assembly ...

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Immersive, 3D scanner comes to UMBC

The new 3D-scanning room at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County uses 90 cameras to create digital models of objects – and people. (Photo by Marlayna Demond for UMBC).

A cage-like structure adorned with dozens of cameras, the device looks a bit like a transporter from “Star Trek.”  But instead of scrambling your atoms and zapping you through space, it will take numerous high-resolution pictures of you and zap ...

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