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.


Minnesota's public colleges to expand credit for 'prior learning'

Experts say few students can expect to dispense with most of their coursework this way, but it's enough of a boost to make a difference.


University of Minnesota hires consulting firm to guide presidential search

The national firm the U hired was tied to a failed search for Minnesota State chancellor.


Ries to step down as president of Concordia University in St. Paul

He oversaw 70 percent student population jump.


University of Minnesota president's job calls for thick skin

Past presidents describe the position as inspiring, grueling and busy.


He, she or ze? Pronouns could pose trouble under U policy

Draft University of Minnesota policy would punish those who ignore personal pronoun preferences.


Eric Kaler to step down as University of Minnesota president in 2019

"The University will benefit from a fresh perspective," he said in a statement.


Conservatives sue U over Shapiro speech restrictions

Conservative groups allege his rights were violated.


Minnesota State affirms tuition freeze for colleges and universities

Community college fees the same as 2012-13.


Alum sues St. John's University over ethics fellowship

An alum who gave $300,000 says students were paid to write about "crazy topics."


Accused football players sue U over sexual misconduct case

The lawsuit against the University of Minnesota seeks unspecified damages for "being falsely cast as sex offenders."