Eight years after a 26-year-old committed suicide while enrolled in a clinical drug trial at the University of Minnesota, the state Board of Social Work has issued "corrective action" on study coordinator Jean Kenney. In 2004, Dan Markingson brutally stabbed himself to death while participating in ... More >>
Late last week, a letter from a Washington D.C. law firm arrived in U of M President Eric Kaler's inbox. In it, attorneys representing an adult-stem cell company named Celltex demanded to know who authorized a bioethicist named Leigh Turner to request an official investigation of Celltex by the F ... More >>
Dr. Carl Elliott, a bioethics professor at the University of Minnesota, has found himself caught in the middle of a fight between a controversial stem-cell company executive and Slate magazine. Elliott wrote a commentary for Slate called "The Celltex Affair." The subject of the article was Glen ... More >>
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A quick glance at our list of the most popular City Pages print features of 2011 and it seems the year was filled with more than a few scandals. Scandal in the senate office, behind the scenes of our school boards and the offices of our medical professionals. Even the Food Network wasn't safe fr ... More >>
Courtesy Maran Wolston.Maran Wolston developed symptoms of MS in 2006.For Maran Wolston, learning she had developed Multiple Sclerosis was frightening enough. But the treatment was a horror in itself. Wolston, a Ph.D candidate at the University of Minnesota, believes she received years of questi ... More >>
Courtesy Carl Elliott.Elliott calls the FDA's report a white wash.Carl Elliott, a University of Minnesota bioethics professor, is attacking the findings of a Federal Drug Administration investigation that cleared the college of any wrongdoing in the 2004 suicide of Dan Markingson, a patient e ... More >>
Weiss still blames U of M researchers for her son's suicide.In the past few weeks, the Minnesota Daily's opinions section has hosted a heated debate on how the University of Minnesota should handle controversy surrounding the 2004 suicide of Dan Markingson. Today, Markingson's mother entered ... More >>
Courtesy of Mill City Video ServicesThe author of the allegations disputes the U of M's response.The University of Minnesota has found no violations in an internal investigation into Department of Psychiatry Chair Dr. Charles Schulz, according a letter signed by Mark Rotenberg, the college's ... More >>
Courtesy Mary WeissMarkingson committed suicide in 2004 while enrolled in a study through the U of M.The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents will not organize an independent investigation into the events surrounding Dan Markingson's 2004 suicide, according to a letter signed by Regents ... More >>
Is U of M department of psychiatry chair in the pocket of AstraZeneca?
What becomes of country singers when their glory days are but a distant memory? The narrative offered by Jeff Bridges tells the tale of a decline into and subsequent ascent from alcoholism paired with a fat songwriting check that, because you're such a good guy, you end up signing over to som ... More >>
Courtesy Mary WeissMarkingson committed suicide in 2004 while enrolled in an experimental study at the U of M.University of Minnesota counsel Mark Rotenberg will meet with the Board of Regents to discuss a letter requesting an independent investigation into events surrounding Dan Markingson's ... More >>
Charlie Brown and Snoopy, born out of Charles M. Schulz's imagination in St. Paul back in 1950, may soon be headed for your shorts, or your raincoat. Iconix, the company that owns Joe Boxer, London Fog and other clothing brands, has closed a deal to buy an 80 percent stake in the Peanuts bra ... More >>
Before the Owls could take on the pop world, they had to face stage fright, shyness, and each other
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
The sailor you never really knew is back on shore leave. Oh the humanicky!
When it comes to giving porn consumers what they want, the creator of Crimson Gash comics refuses to color between the lines
Artist with local roots makes good Antony and the Johnsons, fronted by the mournful-voiced and cabaret-inspired Antony Hegarty, took home the coveted U.K. Mercury Music Prize for I Am a Bird Now on Tuesday night, beating out Bloc Party, MIA, and the Kaiser Chiefs, who were favored to win. In the p ... More >>
Fans of "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz may wish to check out the bidding going on at the Philip Weiss Auctions website. Rare concept strips of "Hagemeyer," by Schulz and featuring adult characters, are going for an estimated $3,000 to $5,000. Johnny over at the illustration blog Drawn! tipped us o ... More >>
Two hundred drawings. Twenty-four hours. A dozen artists. One international cartoonist conspiracy.
The miserable children of Charles M. Schulz
Har Mar, caught with his pants down, gets arrested in Oklahoma
Suck on this, Snoopy: A fiberglass Frosty threatens to storm our city streets
Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities
You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.
A radio pirate-turned-country rocker who doubles as a nanny. A newspaper that rips the establishment. A deconsecrated church. And a very quiet band called Low. Notes on a tiny counterculture.
A juried show at the Minnesota Museum of American Art showcases the variety of the outstate over the vanguard of the Cities
The Twin Cities mark the occasion of Charles Schulz's retirement by scrambling to turn him into a hometown hero
Peanuts and the monstrous, infantile reductions of neurosis
The Great Minnesota Authors Issue