Joi Ito

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2019

    Students Protest at MIT Over Donations From Jeffrey Epstein, Alleged ‘Cover-Up’

    Students protested at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday after recent revelations that the university received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from Jeffrey Epstein. The protest was organized by the group “No Dark Money at MIT.” Afterward, students marched to the office of President L. Rafael Reif, calling on him to step down.

  • Donald Trump Sep 13, 2019

    Harvard President Details Donations From Jeffrey Epstein, Expresses Regret

    Harvard University’s president acknowledged Thursday that the school accepted nearly $9 million in donations from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein from 1998 to 2007. The school will review all gifts from Epstein, the largest of which was $6.5 million donated in 2003 to aid the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, President Lawrence S. Bacow said Thursday in a letter to the...

  • New York Sep 12, 2019

    MIT President Addresses Epstein Donations Ahead of Planned Protest

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology President L. Rafael Reif says in a letter to the community he thanked disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2012 for a donation to a professor at the school. “Although I do not recall it, it does bear my signature,” Reif said in the letter posted to the school’s website Thursday. Reif said his acknowledgment came on...

  • president Sep 10, 2019

    MIT Scandal Highlights Thorny Ethics of University Donations

    While MIT grapples with new allegations about its financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein, other universities that accepted donations from the disgraced financier say they have no plans to return the money. The turmoil at MIT has sent shockwaves through the world of education and highlights the challenges universities face as they screen potential donors and decide whether to keep money...

  • The New Yorker Sep 9, 2019

    Brown University Official Suspended Amid Jeffrey Epstein Gift Probe

    Brown University has placed a fundraising director on administrative leave following a report that accused him of participating in covering up disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s connections to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. Brown spokesman Brian Clark told The Providence Journal on Sunday that Peter Cohen, director of development for computer and data science, is on leave pending a...

  • New York Aug 21, 2019

    2 Top MIT Researchers Quitting in Protest Over Jeffrey Epstein Donation

    Two prominent researchers are quitting MIT’s Media Lab over revelations that the famed technology research hub and its director took money from Jeffrey Epstein after he’d served time for sex offenses involving girls and young women. Ethan Zuckerman, director of the lab’s Center for Civic Media, said director Joi Ito had failed to disclose the deceased financier’s funding of the...

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