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: 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

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

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