Reporter | Higher Education

Ryan Faircloth covers higher education for the Star Tribune.


Tuition 'reset' positions Concordia University to weather pandemic challenges

A university analysis says lower tuition has attracted more students.


U athletics face major financial decisions with loss of fall sports

The estimated $75 million loss opens the possibility of cutting sports, as Athletic Director Mark Coyle says, 'All things are on the table.'


Macalester scales back reopening, will start fall semester online

The St. Paul private college will also limit the number of students who can live in dormitories and test all students for COVID-19 upon their arrival to campus.


Suit says St. Paul fire chief let poorly performing recruits graduate

Fire officials could not be reached for comment Monday evening. City spokesman Peter Leggett said the city was not aware of the lawsuit, nor has it received a court filing.


U president's first year has been crash course in crisis management

Despite some backlash, Gabel has mostly been praised for decisive leadership amid crises.


U students taking online classes won't be exempt from fee for campus services

Some argued that students who are not on campus this fall should pay a reduced fee.


University of Minnesota changes how it handles campus sexual misconduct complaints

New measures include single standard of proof and a committee of case decisionmakers.


St. Thomas leaders hope move to Division I athletics will boost profile, appeal

Officials want to recruit more out-of-state students.


Majority of U of Minnesota classes will be taught online this fall

Campus spaces will be open with modifications.


At University of Minnesota, students pressure faculty to confront racism in academia

Graduate classmates want more diversity in staffing and studies.