The recent campus vigil and remarks by former Gov. Arne Carlson over investigations into the 2004 death of University of Minnesota research patient Dan Markingson have dredged up a long-running question about the case:
Has it ever been adequately investigated?
The U has stated repeatedly that it has. When asked to lay out its case, a spokesman sent me this.
Critics such as U of M bioethics professor Carl Elliott say that’s not an accurate portrayal.
He points to a November analysis by Trudo Lemmens and Shannon Gibson of the University of Toronto of the reviews. It says they suffer from a number of insufficiencies:
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.