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 prof sees justice for S. Africa’s ‘Dr. Death’

To Dr. Steve Miles, the news out of South Africa on Wednesday couldn’t have been better. A doctor named Wouter...

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 05:53 PM

William Mitchell law school first to offer ABA-approved online degrees

The St. Paul law school is the first to win American Bar Association approval for degrees that students can earn, largely, at home.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 09:38 PM

U grad rates go from last to … not so bad

The Twin Cities campus, which once had the lowest rates in the Big Ten, is now middle of the pack...

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 10:00 PM

On campus beat: Hamline bookstore pays tribute to Bob Dylan

he bookstore was where the Purple Onion Pizza Parlor once stood — and where a young Bob Dylan used to perform and sleep in a backroom.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 05:10 AM

Racism talk has MCTC prof under fire

Shannon Gibney, who is black, said she was reprimanded by MCTC for offending two white students during the heated classroom...

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 08:51 PM

On campus beat: Why did MSU Moorhead shrink? To help students

The state university in Moorhead, Minn., has watched a tenth of its enrollment evaporate in just three years, prompting some...

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 06:18 PM

Obituary: Sister Laurice Beaudry made troubled teens her family

When gang members and high school dropouts started gathering at Sister Laurice Beaudry’s home in Maple Grove in the 1980s,...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 05:08 PM

At Moorhead campus, liberal arts may be on the chopping block

With enrollments dropping, state university campus looks for ways to chop faculty, programs.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 09:29 PM

U of Minn campus crimes stir student petition for more police

As of Tuesday, more than 3,100 people had signed an online petition started by two U students, saying “we have reached our breaking point."

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 11:00 PM

Fridley rape by fake cop related to assault near U

Incidents were hours apart; suspect descriptions are similar.

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 09:19 AM

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