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: Protest stops camel's visit to University of St. Thomas

It’s the week before finals at the University of St. Thomas. Student leaders thought they’d come up with the perfect...

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 07:38 PM

Faculty members tell U: Discipline me, too, over protest

In an “I’m Spartacus” letter, faculty object to disciplinary letters sent to student protesters.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 10:01 PM

Campus beat: What not to ask a new college grad

It may seem like the most natural question in the world to ask students who are wrapping up their college...

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 08:28 PM

Tuition freeze to continue for University of Minnesota undergrads

The measure only applies to resident undergraduates.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 09:47 PM

Students who protested renovation at U could face disciplinary action

Lawyer says taking action against the students “really does have the potential to chill or deter free speech.”

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Hamline's new law school dean is optimistic about legal careers

Sure, applications have dropped by a third nationwide since 2010, and they’re still falling. But to Jean Holloway, that’s no reason to be discouraged.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 07:07 PM

Macalester profs file for union vote, Hamline to follow

The move is a local first as campaign to organize adjunct faculty spreads.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 02:59 PM

U unveils its ultra-tech nano lab

Director of the Minnesota Nano Center says, “This is the best equipment in the world.”

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Campus beat: U celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday

Pop quiz:Who coined the terms:Vanished into thin air?As luck would have it?It’s Greek to me?Dead as a doornail?It’s easy to...

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 06:53 PM

U of M may break secrecy and go public with course ratings

For years, students at the University of Minnesota have been dutifully filling out evaluations at the end of each semester, rating their courses and professors. But the results, for the most part, have been a closely guarded secret. Starting this fall, that may change.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 11:16 AM

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