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

Congressman says colleges violated financial aid rules

A congressional review has concluded that 111 colleges and universities, including Macalester and St. Olaf colleges in Minnesota, may have...

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 07:10 PM

Campus beat: Concordia offers sophomore retreat in North Woods

Next month, when most of their classmates are heading home for spring break, up to 50 sophomores from Concordia College...

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 07:57 PM

Campus beat: What if 'credit hours' became credits without hours?

At most colleges and universities, if you want a degree, you have to earn a certain number of credit hours.It’s...

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 08:00 PM

U installs new safety measures for campus

In the wake of a crime-plagued fall semester, the University of Minnesota is launching a “multipronged initiative” to promote safety on and off campus.

Updated: January 22, 2014, - 01:35 PM

Crime victim data stolen from U law professor

Information was to be used in law professor’s research. It took 11 months to verify those affected.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 09:10 PM

Campus beat: Professor mocks English courses at U of M

It’s no secret that some people in academia are feeling a bit glum about careers in the humanities these days.But...

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 05:26 PM

On campus beat: At the U, get help to pick major in one day

Although the U is still on winter break, it will offer the daylong workshop next Wednesday as part of an ongoing effort to nudge, guide and help students to make up their minds.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 04:14 PM

John Coleman named dean of liberal arts at University of Minnesota

Coleman, who has been chair of the political science department at Wisconsin since 2007, is slated to head the U’s largest college starting July 31, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 07:16 PM

Dec. 14: Crime alerts raise concern of racial profiling at U

Groups at school are concerned. Kaler says U “won’t tolerate” bias.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 02:13 PM

Scientists' feud in University of Minnesota cancer lab spills into courts

In suit, fired scientist says boss failed to credit her for findings.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 09:15 PM

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