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

William Mitchell welcomes its first hybrid 'online' law school class

St. Paul’s William Mitchell welcomes an eclectic, pioneering “hybrid” class.

Updated: January 12, 2015, - 09:55 PM

Ten candidates vie for 5 spots on U of M's Board of Regents

Richard Beeson is the only incumbent seeking reappointment.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 12:58 PM

Campus beat: University of Minnesota professor offers Web class on pain

As a pain specialist at the University of Minnesota, Dr. James Fricton believes that people can do a lot more...

Updated: January 07, 2015, - 06:05 PM

Proposal would tighten consumer protections for Minn. college students

Attorney general wants for-profit colleges to dislcose grad, job data.

Updated: December 30, 2014, - 09:56 PM

Harold Pellett, 76: Careful cultivator of lasting beauty

He spent 30 years defying Mother Nature, breeding flowering shrubs to withstand the harsh Minnesota climate. Every spring, his Northern Lights azaleas put on a spectacular show.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 04:47 PM

Claire Richards, 24: Budding scientist, eternal optimist

In her first semester of medical school, she learned that her cancer had returned. She used her last months to send a powerful message to friends and fellow students.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 04:47 PM

Alums get helping hand at U of M website

Lisa Lewis knows that students aren’t the only ones who may need career advice. Sometimes, so do alumni, even years...

Updated: December 24, 2014, - 09:27 PM

Dec. 21, 2014: U bioethicist tests limits of academic freedom

Carl Elliott has waged a contentious campaign against the psychiatry department, which he blames for the 2004 death of a mentally ill patient.

Updated: December 21, 2014, - 06:17 AM

Abducted girl found safe in north Minneapolis

A man released the 7-year-old two hours later just blocks from her north Minneapolis home.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 09:44 PM

Kingsley H. Murphy Jr., media executive and political advance man

When he was an advance man on Hubert Humphrey’s presidential campaign, Kingsley Murphy Jr. had one rule for everyone working...

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 09:32 AM

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