Maura Lerner

Investigative reporter | Health
Phone: 612-673-7384
Maura Lerner is the higher-education reporter. Her reporting has been recognized by the National Press Club, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Minnesota Associated Press and the Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award. Before joining the Star Tribune, Lerner was a senior producer for the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour on PBS, and a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Recent content from Maura Lerner

MCTC culinary arts program is on the chopping block

Minneapolis Community and Technical College Culinary program is on the verge of closing because grads find only low-paid jobs, raising concerns about student loan repayment.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 09:02 AM

Faculty pulls out from plan to revamp state colleges, universities

The unions representing faculty at all 31 state colleges and universities say they will no longer take part in an effort to improve programs throughout the system. But Chancellor Steven Rosenstone says that won’t slow down the project.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 11:04 PM

U's new dean unveils career map for liberal arts majors

Should professors of history or philosophy or English literature spend more time contemplating how their classes can help students get...

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 09:01 PM

Union tries to woo faculty at University of Minnesota

Some profs say the organizing effort at U’s largest campus is a long shot.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 09:49 AM

Concordia College in Moorhead adds wheels to its library

The library at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., has never limited itself to lending books.For years, students have been able...

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 06:06 PM

2011: Amplatz donates millions for U Children's Hospital

An $11.2 million pledge to transform a U of M hospital ward from dreary to state of the art is a legacy to a doctor close to the donor's heart - her mother.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 10:08 AM

U tuition freeze may face chilly reception at Legislature

The plan would require the Legislature to increase funding by $65 million.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 07:54 AM

Crackdown on illegal drinking may prevent crime, U police say

U Police Chief Greg Hestness, above, and other officials say intoxicated students are easy targets for criminals.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 10:32 PM

Jan. 21: U installs new safety measures for campus

In the wake of a crime-plagued fall semester, the University of Minnesota is launching a “multipronged initiative” to promote safety on and off campus.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 07:04 PM

Washington NFL team invited to debate nicknames at U of M

The University of Minnesota has invited Washington’s NFL team to join in a debate about a touchy subject: the use of Indian stereotypes in sports mascots and logos

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 06:04 AM

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