Friday, February 6, 2015

Senator Bonoff asks for delay in appointments to Board of Regents in light of Markingson scandal

"A leading state lawmaker has asked Senate leadership to postpone selection of University of Minnesota regents until next month's state review of the university's drug-trial program."

"Senate Higher Education Committee chair Terri Bonoff confirmed Friday she has asked Majority Leader Tom Bakk to delay the process in light of a letter from former Gov. Arne Carlson that was critical of the university."

"A key concern in the letter is the 2004 suicide of drug trial participant Dan Markingson."

"'There's enough in [the letter] that is so damning on the entire process surrounding the Markingson case,' Bonoff said."

Read the whole story by Alex Friedrich on MPR News.

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