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Author Archives: Daniel Leaderman

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

Bill seeks to encourage healthier snacking in Md.

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

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

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”

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

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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