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

Online application glitches foil students and colleges

The temporary meltdown of the “Common App” has triggered frustrations among students, parents and college officials.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 02:20 PM

Professor Foss' cure for college dropouts

The school year may only be a few weeks old. But a fair num­ber of col­lege fresh­men are get­ting ready...

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 06:48 PM

Metro State U president to step down

Sue Hammersmith, the president since 2008, has announced she will retire next June, at the end of her contract.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 09:41 PM

On campus beat: Options are there to avoid default on college loans

Last week, there was more grim news about Minnesota graduates defaulting on their federal student loans. At last count, 8.6...

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 05:50 PM

‘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

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