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

‘Not a prank’: St. Paul native lands 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine

He shares the prize with James Rothman of Yale University and Thomas Südhof of Stanford University for discoveries that have led to new ways to produce insulin, vaccines and other medical breakthroughs.

Updated: October 07, 2013, - 08:39 PM

Where's the teacher? Online college debuts self-paced courses

FlexPath, a new twist in online education, is making its debut in October at Capella University in Minneapolis.The program, one of the first of its kind in the country, is built entirely around the idea that people should be able to earn a degree by proving what they know.

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 09:59 PM

5 students file class action suit against Globe University

The class-action suit is filed two months after a former dean won a $395,000 judgment in a whistleblower suit against...

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 11:24 PM

On campus beat: University of Minnesota sites shows off neediest buildings

The cramped cinder-block shack where Marla Spivak, a MacArthur genius-award recipient, conducts her research on honeybees isn’t on the usual...

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 07:02 PM

Faculty blasts proposed ‘Soviet-style’ changes in MnSCU management

Administrators say plan will create efficiency, not bureaucracy.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 08:47 PM

On campus beat: UMD blends liberal arts with entrepreneurship

It must be a sign of the times: Now, even liberal-arts professors are talking about partnering with the “business community.”Michael...

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 06:07 PM

Campus beat: UMD's search for new students pays off

Last fall, officials at the University of Minnesota Duluth couldn’t help wondering: Where are the freshmen?The number of new students...

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 05:36 PM

Payroll trouble at Metro State University prompts audit

Chancellor reacts to what officials have called “serious problems” after staffers cited pay errors over the summer.

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 08:14 PM

University of Minnesota to cut administrative costs by $90 million

At the same time, consultants find that the U is not top-heavy with administrators, in contrast to published report. President Eric Kaler, however, acknowledged that many people feel “that we employ far too many administrators.”

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 08:42 AM

On campus beat: Colleges downplay sticker prices

$43,310.That’s the average price of tuition, room and board at Minnesota’s private colleges and universities this year, according to the...

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 06:30 PM

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