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

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

After assault by 'fake' cop, police issue warning to U students

Undercover police would never approach someone to give them a ride home warns Mpls police commander Bruce Folkens. Anyone encountering...

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 03:52 PM

At St. Thomas, Catholics and Muslims find common ground

For the first time in its 128-year history, the University of St. Thomas has its own Islamic prayer rooms, as well as ritual washing stations for observant Muslims. The contingent from Saudi Arabia alone has jumped tenfold, from 12 students in 2008 to 121 this fall.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 05:22 AM

Overhaul OK'd for MnSCU colleges and universities

Faculty fear of ‘Soviet-style’ structure eased; concerns linger about ‘one-size-fits-all’ model.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 09:25 AM

Campus beat: U preps parents for stress with kids home for holiday

Note to parents: If you have a college freshman coming home for Thanksgiving, you might want to brace yourself. Chances...

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 05:37 PM

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