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Author Archives: Daniel Leaderman

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

WalletHub: Maryland has 2nd-best health care in U.S.

Maryland has the second-best health care in the country, according to a study of all 50 states and Washington published Wednesday by WalletHub, a website that offers credit tracking and financial education. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the ...

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For-profit ITT Tech closing; 2 Md. campuses shuttered

A chain of for-profit technical schools with two Maryland locations announced that it’s shutting down Tuesday after being sanctioned by the federal government. ITT Educational Services, which runs the ITT Technical Institutes, will no longer offer its September quarter and has ...

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D.C. orders CareFirst rebates; surplus dispute goes to court

Insurance regulators in Washington Wednesday ordered CareFirst to pay $51.3 million in rebates to subscribers in the district, arguing that one of the insurer’s subsidiaries had an excessive surplus in 2011. The order comes a month after CareFirst — which ...

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Md. cannabis regulators fire back at diversity complaints

The chair of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has fired back at claims that the panel could and should have considered racial and ethnic diversity when reviewing applications to grow and process the plant. The commission has drawn criticism in recent weeks for the ...

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Salisbury U. opens new $117M library

Salisbury University celebrated the opening of a new library building Thursday, a $117 million facility that replaces its aging and woefully inadequate facility, officials said. The 221,000-square foot Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons, named in memory of a Salisbury alumna,  is the largest ...

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Judges announced for 2nd Beta City pitch contest

Here come the judges! Betamore and Sagamore Ventures, co-sponsors of an upcoming Beta City event showcasing emerging Maryland companies and celebrating the state’s culture of entrepreneurship, have announced who will judge the second annual pitch competition at City Garage on Sept. ...

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Stevenson names new building for outgoing president

The new, 200,000-square-foot academic building unveiled at Stevenson University on Tuesday will bear the name of the school’s outgoing president. The Kevin J. Manning Academic Center is located at the north end of Stevenson’s Owings Mills campus in a building that ...

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