U. of I. cancels talk by Nobel laureate after faculty raises concerns about his views on race, intelligence
2 months ago Lisa Phillips 0
May 17, 2017
University of Illinois has cancelled plans to host a talk by Nobel Laureate James Watson after faculty raised concerns about his discredited views on race and intelligence.
Carl Woese Institute for Genomic Biology director Gene Robinson tells The News-Gazette the center dropped plans to host the scientist before a date had even been set.
Watson, 89, co-discovered the structure of DNA and has a history of racially insensitive comments.