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Liz Navratil covers higher education for the Star Tribune. She spent the previous three years covering Minneapolis City Hall as leaders responded to the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd’s murder.

Navratil worked in Pennsylvania, where she covered state government and crime – and sometimes both at once. She was part of teams that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 2019 and 2021.


University of Minnesota regents pick new president

Regents chose Rebecca Cunningham on Monday over finalists Laura Bloomberg and James Holloway. All three have experience in higher education.


University of Minnesota president search will shape school's future

When regents meet Monday to select the next U president, they'll choose from three finalists with deep experience in different facets of higher education.


Want a bachelor's degree in 3 years? University of Minnesota Morris is trying to make it easier.

The accelerated studies are part of an effort to boost enrollment at the rural campus that has seen a drop in the number of students in recent years.


University of Minnesota president finalist Rebecca Cunningham: The job 'feels like a natural fit.'

Cunningham, the vice president for research at the University of Michigan, is one of three finalists in the running for the U of M's top job.


University of Minnesota president finalist Laura Bloomberg is having a 'pinch me moment'

Bloomberg, a U of M alumna and long-time employee, is one of three finalists for the top job.


University of Minnesota president finalist Holloway: We need to 'create a shared vision' for the U

James Holloway, one of three finalists for the U of M's top job, fielded questions from students and faculty in a public forum Wednesday afternoon.


University of St. Thomas extends decision deadline after FAFSA delays

The U.S. Department of Education announced last month that it would be sharing students' financial aid information with schools later than anticipated, giving students less time to compare competing offers.


University of Minnesota president is a tough job. Here's how the finalists have tackled challenges.

Three candidates remain. The person chosen to lead the U of M will need to reverse declining enrollment, make tough budget decisions and help shape its medical programs.


University of Minnesota regents pick 3 finalists for president

More than 40 people applied for the chance to lead the state's flagship university as it faces budgets limitations and determines the future of its medical programs.


University of Minnesota extends decision deadlines after FAFSA delays

The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that it would be sharing students' financial information with schools later than expected, giving students less time to compare competing offers.