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

St. Paul law students serve as public defenders on Indian reservations

William Mitchell College of Law students are serving as public defenders on Indian reservations.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 03:30 AM

Minnesota college student grants will go up $295

It may not make a huge dent in their tuition bills, but about 100,000 Minnesotans will get a $295 bonus...

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Report critical of U's administrative spending modified, still draws fire

The Institute for Policy Studies took the report down from its website Monday after the U publicly challenged its findings. The report was reposted late Wednesday, removing some but not all of the most contentious accusations.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 09:33 AM

On Campus: Food shelf opens for students at UMD

With money tight, some went hungry, but now there’s hope.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 09:37 PM

May 19: New report says U is top-heavy; Kaler disagrees

The Institute for Policy Studies singled out the U as one of the five “worst overall offenders” in a report called “The One Percent at State U.” Eric Kaler, the U’s president, said the institute used “incorrect data to reach erroneous results.”

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 05:52 AM

University of Minnesota-Duluth tries to dig out of budget mess

The Duluth campus, which has more than 11,000 students, has been reeling since last summer, when officials revealed that it was facing a $12 million budget hole.

Updated: May 18, 2014, - 04:23 PM

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

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