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

Concordia English majors delve into 19th century as summer jobs

For years, Amy Watkin has been collecting biographical details about Constance Wilde, the wife of 19th-century playwright Oscar Wilde, with...

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:51 PM

Kaler leads 10-person U delegation to Norway

Trip is designed to enhance research partnerships.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:51 PM

St. Olaf offers crash course in business world

Liberal arts students learn business savvy from alum.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 09:20 AM

Campus beat: No-nonsense advice for college parents

Ever wonder what drives professors crazy about college freshmen?One of the biggest complaints, writes history professor Claire Potter, is “how...

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 09:26 PM

Minneapolis college tries to identify struggling students early

How quickly can you tell if a college student is struggling at school?Kristine Snyder says the warning signs can show...

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 11:22 PM

Obituary: Robert Hoffman, founder of Twin Cities law firm, dies at 85

In many ways, the Mall of America will always be Robert Hoffman’s legacy.Hoffman, a savvy lawyer and onetime Bloomington City...

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 07:27 PM

Faculty, Minnesota state universities agree to contract

The tentative deal caps a year of contentious negotiations.

Updated: July 30, 2014, - 07:45 PM

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

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