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

Globe U whistleblower collects as school battles Minnesota AG, falling enrollment

In the four years since she was fired, Heidi Weber has become something of a celebrity.She’s told her story in...

Updated: April 18, 2015, - 06:17 PM

Pope Francis gets 'book 7' of the St. John's Bible

A delegation from St. John’s University met Friday with Pope Francis at the Vatican to present him with the seventh...

Updated: April 17, 2015, - 11:11 PM

Suspicion strong that Aussie teen wiz hacked Metro State website

Secret Service is investigating claims in hacker’s blog, ones identified by a Metro State prof, above

Updated: April 17, 2015, - 12:12 AM

Computer hacker likely exposed data of 160,000 at Metropolitan State University

A computer hacker who broke into a database at St. Paul-based Metropolitan State University likely exposed personal information on as...

Updated: April 15, 2015, - 11:10 PM

Minnesota college president cleared of plagiarism charge

Chancellor says he considers case against SCC head closed.

Updated: April 08, 2015, - 10:54 PM

Hamline U. selects dean from Vermont as its next president

Hamline University has named its 20th president: Fayneese Miller, the dean of the college of education and social services at...

Updated: April 07, 2015, - 08:01 PM

Remedial college classes target 1 in 4 students

On the surface, it may sound like an indictment of our public school system: 1 in 4 high school graduates...

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 07:56 PM

Obituary: U Prof. Josef Mestenhauser championed Czech culture

For nearly half his life, Josef Mestenhauser lived a sort of double life.In Minnesota, he was a revered professor who...

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 06:37 PM

Minnesota considers bill to scrap remedial college courses

Foes say they discourage students; instructors say they’re needed.

Updated: March 29, 2015, - 10:23 PM

Kaler acknowledges U misstatements on drug study

For the first time, President Eric Kaler acknowledged that the University of Minnesota made “misleading or inaccurate” statements in the aftermath of the suicide of Dan Markingson, a psychiatric patient who was in a U drug study at the time of his death.

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 09:02 AM

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