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Donald C. Fry: Winning an Election in 140 Characters or Less: The Changing Landscape of Campaigns in the Social Media Age

If you’ve been following the presidential campaign of Donald Trump – and at this point who isn’t? – you are probably aware that at least some of the relentless news coverage he’s garnered has been triggered from statements, comments and videos he’s posted to his Twitter and other highly followed social media platforms. This, of course, has been all good for Trump as he feeds his loyal supporter base – which includes more than 7 million followers on Twitter alone– while also dominating the 24-hour news cycle. Some pundits have gone so far as to say Trump, if elected, will be the first “social media president.” Truth be told, in 2008 Barack Obama was the first presidential candidate to fully integrate social media into his campaign and leverage it to speak to supporters and keep and grow his base. Still, by any expert opinion, Trump has taken the savvy use of... Continue reading
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Towson University Celebrating 150 Years: Dr. David Vanko, Dean of Fisher College of Science & Mathematics, Part 2

In Center Maryland's second installment with Dr. David Vanko, Dean of Towson University's Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, he and Damian discuss the college's community outreach programs and the strong town and gown relationship. These programs include placement of teacher preparation candidates in local schools and the TU Center for STEM Excellence in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, which hosts local city school students in its CI Tech lab, among other services.... Continue reading
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Join The Make-A-Wish Foundation for the Walk for Wishes on April 3rd at the Baltimore Zoo!

Join Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic for the 2016 Walk For Wishes® and help grant the wishes of local kids like Micah and Mason! For more information, please visit Continue reading
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Josh Kurtz: A Guilty White Liberal Ponders the Maryland Senate Race

You're a guilty white liberal. Who are you supposed to vote for in the April 26 Democratic Senate primary? You've observed and admired Chris Van Hollen for two full decades. He's smart, savvy and strategic. He knows when to pick fights and how to win them.  Van Hollen has policy chops and good political antennae. You have no doubt he'll be a hardworking, conscientious senator, with an ability to work both local, bread and butter issues, and high-profile national and international policy. Mike Miller was a little inelegant when he said Van Hollen was "born" to be in the Senate – but he wasn't far from the truth, either. Through his words and deeds, in a quarter century in three legislative chambers, Van Hollen has proven that he would fit in well in the Senate and be immediately effective. On the other hand, you can’t help but notice that Van Hollen... Continue reading
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Center Maryland Exclusive | Gene Ransom of MedChi: Public Health Challenges

Gene Ransom, CEO of MedChi, sits down with Damian O'Doherty to discuss his non-profit organization's efforts to address the public health crisis of drug abuse and the difficult changes made to the state's Medicare waiver. MedChi is The Maryland State Medical Society, which aims to to serve as Maryland's foremost advocate and resource for physicians, patients & the public health.... Continue reading
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