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

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

Macalester College shares job-hunting tips on Pinterest

Ever wonder what to wear — or not wear — on a job interview? Macalester College has some suggestions.It’s using...

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 05:31 PM

Bethel U. launches online course for midwives

The university’s online program takes a new approach to art of delivering a baby.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 11:29 PM

MnSCU seeks extra state funds to freeze tuition

A proposal to extend a tuition freeze another two years at 31 Minnesota colleges and universities is now heading for...

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 08:24 PM

Metro State students join revolt against MnSCU chancellor

More campuses to consider no-confidence votes this week.

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 09:57 PM

In face of faculty revolt, MnSCU chancellor stays the course

In the past two weeks, faculty groups at five Minnesota state universities have passed votes of no confidence against Steven Rosenstone.

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 10:24 PM

Faculty union rebuffs mediation offer from MnSCU chief Rosenstone

Chancellor’s act follows no-confidence votes at five state universities.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 11:18 PM

Two more no-confidence votes for MnSCU chancellor

Faculty controversy stems from plan to reform 31-school system.

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 06:52 PM

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