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

UMD, UMB launch new effort to draw FBI to Md.

University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace D. Loh,  University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert L. Caret and University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay A. Perman at Greenbelt Metro Station Sept. 13, 2016. (Daniel Leaderman/The Daily Record.)

Officials from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore are launching a new academy focusing on terrorism and counter-terrorism studies they hope will entice the FBI to relocate its headquarters to Greenbelt. Based at the College ...

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Hopkins ranks 10th on U.S. News’ university rankings

Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Johns Hopkins University is holding steady as the 10th-best national university, according to the 2017 Best Colleges rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The university reported a 97-percent freshman retention rate and a 94-percent 2015 graduation rate, 1 point ...

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Pair of Philadelphia universities agree to final merger deal

PHILADELPHIA  — Two Philadelphia universities — one specializing in health care and the other in design — have agreed to merge. The boards of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University approved a binding deal last week. Officials expect it will ...

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Frostburg’s sexual assault response faulted by feds

Frostburg State University officials did not agree with the federal department’s conclusions but said the school has strengthened its procedures for responding to claims of sexual assault. (File photo)

Frostburg State University failed to appropriately respond to students’ claims of sexual assault, violating federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday. University officials agreed to make several changes recommended by the department, ...

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UMBC prof from Ellicott City developing flood-warning system

Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night's flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Just weeks after a fatal flash flood ravaged Ellicott City, a researcher at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County research — and Ellicott City resident — has nabbed a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new flash-flood ...

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Md. approves hikes in 2017 individual, small-group insurance rates

A healthcare practitioner conducts a blood pressure examination. Health care jobs were the largest growing sub-sector in Maryland in 2015, adding 10,800 jobs. (Centers for Disease Control photo)

Premium rates for carriers selling health insurance plans on Maryland’s individual market are slated to increase again next year, some by an average of more than 30 percent, according to state insurance regulators. Officials say the increases reflect continuing changes ...

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