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

U men share thoughts on sexual consent, assault

In preparation for a spring campaign against sexual assault, a University of Minnesota student group decided to test-market some potential...

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 11:29 PM

'Genius' award puts St. Paul law professor in spotlight

William Mitchell professor honored for her work on behalf of Indian women.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 11:25 PM

Debt swallows up students at vet, grad, professional schools

At the U veterinary school, one of the most expensive in the country, the average student debt in 2013 soared to $188,000. Those kinds of numbers are stoking national anxiety that student debt has gotten out of hand.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 05:29 AM

Minnesota's state colleges consider tuition freeze, funding request

A day after the University of Minnesota offered to freeze tuition in exchange for more state funds, Minnesota’s other public...

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 11:01 PM

U unveils strategy for 'grand challenges' of climate change, food safety

Strategic plan would reshape the University of Minnesota’s research and teaching priorities.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 06:32 PM

U proposes another tuition freeze if Legislature increases funding

Proposal freezes tuition through 2016-17 and includes graduate, professional programs.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 11:27 PM

Tuition cut produces a bumper crop of students at Concordia St. Paul

For the second year in a row, Concordia University St. Paul is awash in a record number of students, thanks...

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 05:21 PM

July 27: Arrest of Minneapolis community activist Al Flowers stirs anger

Family and friends say he was injured during arrest.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 05:04 PM

Faculty members challenge panel reviewing U's human research

Critics say outside experts are hobbled by conflicts of interest.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Computer glitch may have exposed student data

Minnesota website for those seeking college loans displayed personal information.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 09:00 PM

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