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

July: Globe University training manual outlines sales tactics

The training manual for recruiters at the Globe Education Network is stamped “Confidential and Proprietary.” But this week, it burst...

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 06:54 PM

Gustavus Adolphus gets ready for its 50th Nobel Conference

Tim Robinson was a student at Gustavus Adolphus College when it hosted its first Nobel Conference in St. Peter, Minn.It...

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 06:35 PM

Student data glitch at MN Higher Ed less harmful than feared

Investigators found limited security breach at exposed state higher ed database.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 11:12 PM

Obituary: Thomas Hodne, architecture professor and baseball fan, dies at 87

Hodne was an award-winning architect, a one-time professor at the University of Minnesota and an avid Twins fan, despite his disdain for the Metrodome.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 06:38 PM

Global summit on climate change slated for Minneapolis in 2015

Dozens of former world leaders are expected to converge on Minneapolis in October 2015 for an international summit on climate change and democracy, organizers announced Monday.

Updated: September 22, 2014, - 11:39 PM

U men share thoughts on sexual consent, assault

In preparation for a spring campaign against sexual assault, a University of Minnesota student group decided to test-market some potential...

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 11:29 PM

'Genius' award puts St. Paul law professor in spotlight

William Mitchell professor honored for her work on behalf of Indian women.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 11:25 PM

Debt swallows up students at vet, grad, professional schools

At the U veterinary school, one of the most expensive in the country, the average student debt in 2013 soared to $188,000. Those kinds of numbers are stoking national anxiety that student debt has gotten out of hand.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 05:29 AM

Minnesota's state colleges consider tuition freeze, funding request

A day after the University of Minnesota offered to freeze tuition in exchange for more state funds, Minnesota’s other public...

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 11:01 PM

U unveils strategy for 'grand challenges' of climate change, food safety

Strategic plan would reshape the University of Minnesota’s research and teaching priorities.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 06:32 PM

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