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

On campus beat: 2 plans for a free college education

Is it time to make college free?This year, two national groups have come up with plans to do just that....

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 09:09 PM

Dip in debt offers hope for Minnesota's graduates

2013 numbers show grads owed less money than the previous year.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 05:52 AM

State bars Corinthian Colleges from enrolling Minnesota students

Company has been ordered not to admit Minnesota students while it sells or closes its 107 campuses.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 09:13 PM

Campus beat: New website tracks, compares high school grads

Would you be curious to know how many graduates of Anoka Senior High go to college? Or how they compare...

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 05:42 PM

U president Eric Kaler gets contract extension and 2.5% pay raise

The board of regents voted unanimously to extend his contract, which was to expire in 2015, by five years. It also approved a 2.5% raise in his base salary, from $610,000 to $625,250 next year.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 11:06 PM

Empty student seats at TCF Stadium? U has a plan

So few students buy season tickets at TCF Bank Stadium that the U is looking for another way to fill the empty seats.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 10:48 AM

Heads up at U: A train is coming

What happens when you start running 225 trains a day through a campus of 52,000 students?The University of Minnesota is...

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 08:25 PM

Union review: MnSCU chancellor has hurt faculty morale

In response, MnSCU board of trustees says it supports Steven Rosenstone “without reservation.”

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 08:57 PM

On campus beat: A class idea for college learning

What would you get if you asked a group of designers to help solve some of the biggest puzzles in...

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 08:27 PM

U drops case vs. student protesters

While not clearing the students, the school has ended the investigation against the group.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 09:18 PM

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