Alex Friedrich Feature Archive

More than a decade after the suicide of a man in a University of Minnesota drug trial, the U is promising changes to better protect research subjects. Critics remain skeptical. (05/26/2015)
It's still not a sure thing, however, that Gov. Mark Dayton will sign the bill. (05/19/2015)
A University of Minnesota advisory panel has recommended that U of M add personnel, boost training and increase oversight of researchers to better protect human subjects. (05/18/2015)
Dr. Stephen Olson acknowledges some errors but says he's pleased a review panel cleared him of allegations he coerced patients. (05/15/2015)
Dr. Charles Schulz has been at the center of the university's crisis surrounding human test-subject protection. (05/15/2015)
From humble beginnings in segregated North Carolina, Bobby Bell soared in college and pro football, and achieved business success. Today, he fulfills a lifelong promise by earning his degree. (05/14/2015)
The University of Minnesota has apologized to Robert Huber for not disclosing important information about the antipsychotic drug he was testing. (05/11/2015)
The report is the third this year to reveal dysfunctions in the university's psychiatry department. Critics suspect many of those problems were linked to the death of a mentally ill research subject during a drug trial in 2004. (05/11/2015)
Dorothy Duran was one of two Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system presidents accused of plagiarism by a former MnSCU adjunct instructor. Both were exonerated. (05/08/2015)
The assault occurred in a residence hall on the East Bank of campus between 12:45 and 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to an alert released by police. (05/05/2015)
The school is bracing for further cuts after two years of budget problems. (04/29/2015)
The story of Dan Markingson has become a case study in some college courses, and appears to bolster faculty and alumni concerns that the scandal has stained the university's reputation. (04/23/2015)
Dr. Charles Schulz, who led the psychiatry department for 16 years, is stepping aside following tough critiques of the way the department handles vulnerable patients. (04/09/2015)
Annette Parker was accused by a former adjunct instructor of copying others' work while earning her doctorate at Western Kentucky University. An inquiry determined she did not commit plagiarism. (04/08/2015)
After criticism that the initial cost was too high, Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, announced a revised proposal to make community and technical colleges free for selected Minnesota students. (04/07/2015)