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Author Archives: Daniel Leaderman

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

Hackathon promises ‘structured mayhem’ of creativity

Stop by the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on Light Street this weekend and you’ll likely see a frenzy of activity as programmers and engineers scramble to bring their ideas to life. The rush is part of the fourth annual ...

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UMCP ranks high among Big Ten on new college scorecard

University of Maryland College Park Campus. MF-D 8/31/06.

Graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park tend to earn higher salaries and have less student debt than their peers at other schools in the Big Ten conference, according to a new tool from the U.S. Department of Education. ...

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Full Steam ahead: UMBC students take video game to market

A team of undergraduates from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has taken its video game about small, colorful robots to the big time: it’s now being sold alongside games designed by the pros. Huebots, a puzzle game where little ...

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Hospitals want to put Baltimore residents back to work

The riots and protests that followed the death of Freddie Gray have prompted hospitals to seek a small increase in their rates so they can hire more workers from low-income, high-unemployment areas such as Baltimore City. The plan won early ...

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Baltimore company helps businesses outsource online sales

A Baltimore company wants to help small manufacturers expand by taking over their warehousing, shipping and customer service operations. Whitebox, officially launching this week, automates those and other aspects of online sales so manufacturers don’t have to pay the overhead ...

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Hundreds of Md. employers facing health insurance changes in 2016

Maryland officials have set next year’s premium rates for individual and small-group market health insurance plans, but 2016 will also bring rate changes for hundreds of large employers, officials said. That’s because the threshold for small-group coverage will change from ...

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