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.


U report calls for 'bystander intervention' training to curb sex assaults

"It's got to stop. We have to stop it," said President Eric Kaler. "And history shows we have to confront it every day at the university."


University of Minnesota law professor takes rights battle to global stage

U professor takes her defense of civil liberties to global stage.


University of Minnesota organizers back off faculty union vote

Rather than appeal recent court ruling, group will form "workers' association."


St. Mary's University president to step down in 2018

Brother William Mann will leave in 2018


Free tuition draws Minnesota students to online university

At a time of mounting anxiety over college costs and student debt, the online University of the People is doing its best to smash the mold.


U leak probe cost $74K, caught no one

A $74K investigation into who leaked confidential information about a University of Minnesota athletic official has ended — with no culprit in sight.


Attorney Jeff Anderson gives Mitchell Hamline Law School $2M for 'Zero Abuse Project'

Gift will create new law clinic specializing in child abuse litigation.


University of Minnesota announces $4 billion fundraising campaign

Some $2.5 billion has been pledged by private donors in its largest campaign, flying under the radar so far.


Eric Kaler earns 'commendable' grade as University of Minnesota president

Regents happy with his work but noted year's distractions.


Minnesotans react to Betsy DeVos' plans to change how colleges handle allegations of sexual violence on campus

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' plans to change the way colleges and university handle allegations of sexual violence on campus drew a mixed reaction in…