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

Campus beat: U preps parents for stress with kids home for holiday

Note to parents: If you have a college freshman coming home for Thanksgiving, you might want to brace yourself. Chances...

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 05:37 PM

University of Minnesota cuts 67 nutrition educators

Staff shrinking in response to federal budget cuts to SNAP-ED.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Nov. 13: U breaks ground with pet program

If there’s one thing students miss when they go off to college, it’s … their pets.That’s the theory behind a...

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 08:31 PM

Nov. 9: How will U change? A chat with Pres. Eric Kaler

President Eric Kaler chats about the University of Minnesota’s new initiative to explore changes at the Twin Cities campus.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 06:33 PM

On campus beat: In this PE class, who learned more?

Chris Oldenburg has always home-schooled her three sons, ages 10 to 15. So while they played lots of sports, they’d...

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 05:50 PM

Carleton College website asks: What can you do with a liberal arts degree?

Liberal arts college uses online tool to help students envision careers.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 09:57 AM

On campus beat: How iPad study cut text costs at U

When the iPad first came out in 2010, the University of Minnesota decided to give one — free — to...

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Professor tells how he spent his summer: As an intern

As a computer science professor, Nic McPhee admits it’s been a long time since he worked in the “real world.”His...

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 09:42 PM

Campus beat: U gives lessons in living like a student

Frugality doesn’t always come naturally to college students. Sometimes they need a little coaching.That’s one reason the University of Minnesota...

Updated: October 23, 2013, - 06:41 PM

Halloween advisory at U: No offensive costumes

University of Minnesota officials have a word of caution for students: Be careful with those Halloween costumes.In a letter to...

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 07:25 AM

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