Does it really take a coffin and funeral flowers to get the attention of the Board of Regents?

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On May 9, a group of students, faculty members and concerned community members held a vigil in remembrance of Dan Markingson outside the McNamara Alumni Center, where the Board of Regents was meeting. We then interrupted the Regents’ meeting and presented them with flowers in Markingson’s honor. Four students wearing white coats carried a coffin to the door of the meeting room, where they were stopped by campus security guards. 

Later, in public comments, Leigh Turner, an associate professor of bioethics at the U, asked the Regents, “Why are open-records requests to obtain such data (about deaths and injuries) routinely stonewalled? Are you ready for the possibility of multiple lawsuits brought by victims of psychiatric research misconduct?”

Read more in MinnPost.

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One thought on “Does it really take a coffin and funeral flowers to get the attention of the Board of Regents?

  1. That is an interesting way to get heard… Thank god there wasnt someone in the coffin

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