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

University of Minnesota's longest-serving dean to retire

Robert Elde led the College of Biological Sciences.

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Campus beat: Professor leads online trip to the Stone Age

Do you ever wonder why the Neanderthals disappeared?Why, of all the species of early humans who once roamed the Earth,...

Updated: September 04, 2013, - 07:04 PM

$10,000 tuition cut pays off for St. Paul's Concordia University

Last spring, as Linzy Heim was narrowing down her list of college choices, she got a call from the softball...

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 10:08 PM

On campus beat: New Theta Chi chapter marks Greek revival at U

In the late 1990s, a once-proud fraternity called Theta Chi fell on such hard times that it simply closed up...

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 05:58 PM

Chaos in Egypt delays students headed to Minnesota

At least seven international college students are trying to make their way to Minnesota.

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 07:52 PM

May 1, 2012: Feds award $15 million to Minnesota community health centers

The grants would expand access to care under health reform law.

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 10:28 AM

March 24, 2012: Sebelius touts health care law in local visit

In Minnesota, the secretary of Health and Human Services marked the anniversary of a law facing a constitutional challenge.

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 10:26 AM

May 8: 'Care guides' show another face of health reform

The guides are part of a fast-growing, and hotly debated, trend in medicine: Putting people with minimal (if any) medical expertise on the front lines — with titles like patient navigator or coach — to help improve care, and rein in the costs, of patients with chronic illnesses.

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 10:26 AM

Jury awards Globe University whistleblower nearly $400K

Heidi Weber accused the for-profit school of dismissing her for exposing unethical practices.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 11:19 PM

Nudges urge college-bound freshmen to dot Is, cross Ts

The program, run by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, debuted this year at just two urban high schools, Roosevelt and St. Paul’s Johnson Senior High. In all, about 100 students signed up for the nudges.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 10:41 AM

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