Maureen McCarthy

Senior Editor | Metro
Phone: 612-673-7112
Maureen McCarthy supervises the Topics team, including coverage of higher education, religion, philanthropy, transportation, federal courts and cultures and immigration.

Recent content from Maureen McCarthy

Principals-to-be are getting ready to graduate, too

Students aren't the only people graduating this spring. Twelve members of the 2009-10 Minneapolis Principals' Academy graduate this month, and five will be school principals next year.

Updated: May 26, 2010, - 10:37 PM

Baseball's first king of the mound

Edward Achorn rediscovers the amazing story of one of early baseball's dominant pitchers and the season that made him great.

Updated: May 22, 2010, - 01:56 PM

With cards, like the game, it's about the money

The history of baseball card collecting shows that this kid's hobby was never really child's play.

Updated: May 08, 2010, - 02:37 PM

Author strings together pearls' past and present

"Tears of Mermaids" dives deep to find the connections between pearl divers and the women who wear their finds.

Updated: February 17, 2010, - 12:14 PM

In an instant, family expands

An unexpected phone call from her birth mother prompts the writer to re-examine her definition of family.

Updated: August 26, 2009, - 05:55 AM

Mortgage mess is covered inside out

A New York Times reporter who wrote about the housing bubble also got caught up in it.

Updated: July 03, 2009, - 12:06 PM

The greatest tennis match ever

The U.S.-German match in the 1937 Davis Cup tournament semifinals had significance and meaning beyond the world of tennis.

Updated: May 29, 2009, - 02:04 PM

Microsoft money for Minnesota schools

Minnesota schools got a share of $55 million from the state's Microsoft settlement, based on their population of low-income students. Here's a sample of the metro area payouts.

Updated: October 06, 2006, - 03:06 PM

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