On Friday, May 9, 2014, after a vigil honoring Dan Markingson, who died in a psychiatric research study at the University of Minnesota, a group of four students wearing white coats carried a black coffin to the door of the Board of Regents conference room, where they were confronted by security guards. Soon afterwards, several dozen demonstrators filed quietly to the front of the conference room, where each one presented a single flower to Board of Regents Chairman Richard Beeson. Beeson responded by threatening to have the room cleared.
Later in the public meeting, Leigh Turner, a professor in the Center for Bioethics, delivered a blistering speech to the Regents about their baffling refusal to address mounting evidence of research abuse and misconduct in the Department of Psychiatry. You can see his speech in the video embedded below.