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

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

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

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