Reporter | Higher Education

Ryan Faircloth covers higher education for the Star Tribune.


Lawsuit seeks tuition refund for University of Minnesota students after disrupted spring semester

The lawsuit alleges the U breached contract with students by charging full tuition for online classes.


University of Minnesota student injured in chemical explosion inside campus lab

The student suffered noncritical injuries and is being treated at a hospital.


State's two-year schools losing students during the pandemic

Minnesota's community colleges are bleeding students during the COVID-19 pandemic, a reversal of what has typically occurred during economic downturns.


'Legendary' University of Minnesota law professor C. Robert 'Bob' Morris dies at 92

Bob Morris loved nothing more than to mingle with his fellow University of Minnesota faculty and take promising law students under his wing.Morris taught torts,…


Minn. college students face a real-life test: Go home for Thanksgiving?

Even though she already has had COVID-19, Emma Zellmer is hesitant about returning home from college for Thanksgiving. The Minnesota State University, Mankato junior is…


Minnesota State colleges seek $120 million budget increase from Legislature

Strapped state unlikely to grant system's request.


Maple Grove man charged with defrauding PPP of more than $500K

A Maple Grove man was charged Monday with defrauding more than half a million dollars from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, a key source of…


Police searching for suspect who shot man on light-rail train in St. Paul

The shooting occurred on a Green Line train near the Capitol/Rice Street station.


Macalester, Carleton and St. Olaf colleges join racial equity alliance

The colleges will address racial equity in higher ed.


Twin Cities man missing from hunting trip in northern Minnesota

Becker County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a hunter who went missing over the deer opener weekend. Paul Sandstrom, 58, of Blaine, was reported missing…