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

Kaler acknowledges U misstatements on drug study

For the first time, President Eric Kaler acknowledged that the University of Minnesota made “misleading or inaccurate” statements in the aftermath of the suicide of Dan Markingson, a psychiatric patient who was in a U drug study at the time of his death.

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 09:02 AM

Globe University accused of making illegal student loans

Lawsuit argues students not responsible for loans with “staggering” rates.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 09:06 PM

Back to the future for new U regent, Darrin Rosha

The first time Darrin Rosha was elected to the U’s Board of Regents, he was barely out of his teens....

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 08:42 PM

Surprise vote returns U grad Rosha to Board of Regents

He’ll fill remaining term of the late David Larson.

Updated: March 05, 2015, - 06:02 AM

The thin line between plagiarizing and paraphrasing

In college, plagiarism is serious business. But sometimes, students cross the line without even realizing it, says Melissa Anderson, a...

Updated: March 04, 2015, - 06:02 PM

Faculty, leaders end feud over MnSCU reform plan

After a five-month standoff, faculty and administrators have agreed to settle their differences over a controversial plan called Charting the...

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 11:30 PM

Two MnSCU college presidents under fire for alleged plagiarism

MnSCU calls plagiarism allegations “reckless’’; experts say blog posts merit investigation.

Updated: March 02, 2015, - 01:58 PM

Legislators put tough questions to university's President Kaler

U wants the state to cover tuition freeze for 2 more years.

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 08:38 PM

Campus beat: Hamline-Mitchell move shows law schools' sagging fortunes

Jerry Organ wasn’t surprised to hear last week that two of Minnesota’s four law schools are planning to merge in...

Updated: February 18, 2015, - 05:34 PM

Hamline, William Mitchell law schools to merge

William Mitchell, Hamline join forces as enrollment declines nationwide

Updated: February 13, 2015, - 09:47 PM

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