Reporter | Higher Education

Ryan Faircloth covers higher education for the Star Tribune.


College instructors question why they aren't being prioritized for vaccines

Professors say they face similar risks as K-12 educators, who have been designated as vaccine priorities.


Legislative committee picks finalists for four seats on University of Minnesota's Board of Regents

The picks set up a final vote by the full Legislature.


Legislators propose 'bill of rights' for student borrowers

Legislation would give commerce commissioner oversight authority.


U Rochester's new hybrid program offers glimpse at future of higher ed

The NXT GEN MED program will combine online and in-person instruction in an accelerated year-round format, allowing students to complete their studies in just over two years instead of four and graduate with less debt.


University of Minnesota launches student mental health initiative

U announces first systemwide effort to address student mental health.


Lawmakers, regents concerned about 'undue influence' in U regent elections

A 24-member council charged with recruiting and recommending qualified regent candidates has become too political, says its chairman.


Minn. college students with children face overwhelming balancing act in pandemic

With kids learning from home, many say their own courses take back seat.


U regents OK free tuition to students with families making less than $50,000

The regents approved dozens of long-term priorities.


U pledges to slash grad rate disparities, recruit more students of color by 2025

U leaders lay out five-year diversity goals.


Minnesota police association defends University of Minnesota police, demands student apology for 'inaccurate' allegation

Student's account disputed by video.