Maura Lerner | Star Tribune
Higher education reporter | Higher education

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.


Kwon to help Minnesota campuses prevent sexual assault

Coordinator will visit campuses and assist in training students, staff.


'Z-degree' gives texts for free to Central Lakes College students

Brainerd campus joins growing trend of using online material to cut costs for college students.


University of Minnesota to close its day-care center after 45 years

'Exceptional' program could end after 45 years.


Two Minnesota State colleges name interim presidents

The search for permanent presidents at both colleges will begin this fall, officials said.


Scholarships target Minnesota State students in high-demand fields

400 community college students could get them.


Teamsters to vote on contract offer from University of Minnesota

Two months after threatening to strike, some 1,500 Teamsters members will vote on a final contract offer from the University of Minnesota, the union announced…


First class graduates from Mitchell Hamline's 'hybrid' program

Online degree program is first of its kind in the U.S.


Tiny Minn. pilot program pays for school in return for future income

The concept is starting to pop up around the country as a potential answer to the student loan crisis.


U memo sparks war of words; officials say there's no 'War on Christmas'

Advice on holiday parties was "ill-advised," university admits.


U toughens policy against sexual assault and harassment

All University of Minnesota employees will be required for the first time to report incidents of sexual harassment directed at students.