Reporter | Higher Education

Ryan Faircloth covers higher education for the Star Tribune.

Former U president Kaler to lead Case Western Reserve U. in Ohio

Eric Kaler will take over as president of Case Western Reserve University on July 1.

More Minnesota community colleges ditch pricey textbooks in favor of free online readings

Free online readings will save students money.

Anoka-Hennepin board defies state, votes to continue sports, extracurriculars

The board of one of the state's largest school district board voted Monday night to proceed with sports and extracurricular activities despite its plan to switch next week to remote learning.

International students in Minnesota feel anxiety as Trump administration proposes shortening visas

The fate of the proposed rule will hinge on the November presidential election results.

University of Minnesota, Minnesota State team up to address student mental health

Demand, strong before the pandemic, has ebbed despite isolation, turmoil.

Virtual rush, no parties: U fraternities and sororities navigate pandemic life

Determined not to be sources of campus outbreaks, the organizations go mostly virtual.

Investigators: U did nothing in 1980s despite knowing of abuse allegations against ex-hockey assistant

Members of the school's athletics department at the time were aware of the sexual abuse allegations but didn't act. "That is not what the University would do today," the university said in a statement.

U, Minnesota State colleges receive $166 million in state bonding bill

The two public college systems will receive a total of $166 million in state funding.

U moves spring break to April at Twin Cities campus because of virus

Administrators and regents also discussed the financial toll the pandemic has taken on the university.

University of Minnesota plan would provide COVID-19 saliva tests to students, faculty and staff

Regents will be asked to approve $8.5M for some 76,000 tests systemwide.