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

Minnesota hires consumer advocate for college students

Betsy Talbot knows that some students may want nothing more than to gripe about their grades.But as the first “student...

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 11:16 AM

Anthem College shuts its doors in Minnesota

Anthem College in St. Louis Park is 2nd in state to close this year.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 10:22 PM

July 23: Swanson says 2 for-profit colleges in Minn. misled students

The suit against the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University said the schools have left some of their students saddled with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and unable to find work in their fields.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 06:52 PM

Adjunct instructors at University of St. Thomas reject union

Concerns about low pay and a lack of job security have fueled college unionizing efforts across the country.

Updated: July 23, 2014, - 09:35 AM

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

June 13: 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

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