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 unveils its ultra-tech nano lab

Director of the Minnesota Nano Center says, “This is the best equipment in the world.”

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Campus beat: U celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday

Pop quiz:Who coined the terms:Vanished into thin air?As luck would have it?It’s Greek to me?Dead as a doornail?It’s easy to...

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 06:53 PM

U of M may break secrecy and go public with course ratings

For years, students at the University of Minnesota have been dutifully filling out evaluations at the end of each semester, rating their courses and professors. But the results, for the most part, have been a closely guarded secret. Starting this fall, that may change.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 11:16 AM

William Mitchell College of Law president to step down in 2015

Eric Janus, leader of the St. Paul law school since 2007, will teach.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 08:50 PM

Campus beat: Poetry class for future docs aims to improve communication with patients

As an English instructor, Christopher Bolin has long been intrigued by the communications gap between doctors and patients.He thinks he...

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 07:46 PM

U Senate rejects move to censure Condoleezza Rice invitation

U officials said they had no intention of revoking Rice’s invitation to speak at the U on April 17, regardless of the vote on the nonbinding resolution.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 07:47 AM

On campus beat: University of Wisconsin launches 'all you can learn' online option

This year, the University of Wisconsin launched its version of an all-you-can eat buffet.Pay $2,250, and take all the online...

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 07:17 PM

Adjunct professors see selves as colleges' 'temp workers'

Paid a fraction of what many colleagues earn, adjuncts across the state and country are starting to join forces to demand better treatment.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Activists urging U to revoke speaking invitation to Condoleezza Rice

The former secretary of state is scheduled to speak April 17 at Northrop Auditorium.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 05:54 AM

March 27, 2014: Hamline offers online law school, for nonlawyers

The master’s program gives them a chance to learn some tricks from the lawyer’s playbook, such as negotiating and conflict resolution, in roughly a third of the time as regular law school, and at a fraction of the cost.

Updated: March 26, 2014, - 06:58 PM

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