OSU chief Burns Hargis discusses research decision
BY SUSAN SIMPSON •
Modified: December 9, 2009 at 10:14 am •
Published: December 9, 2009
/articleid/3423662/1/pictures/783597"> Oklahoma State University president V. Burns Hargis speaks during the The New Renaissance: A Revolution of Creativity and Learning conference at the University of Central Oklahoma, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Edmond, Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps
Controversy about euthanizing animals after students performed surgeries on them arose after Madeleine Pickens threatened to redirect a $5 million donation to the vet school because she did not agree with such practices.
OSU officials said Pickens, wife of billionaire benefactor T. Boone Pickens, had no say on stopping the research involving the baboons. But she does endorse the new policy on her Web site, where she offers "kudos for a great decision” and posts a story about the controversy.