A building on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. File photo: AFP

Harvard and MIT leaders acknowledge deeper ties to Jeffrey Epstein than previously revealed

  • Harvard University received US$9 million from accused sex trafficker over the years, some of which is still in use
  • At MIT, senior officials knew of gifts from Epstein and sought to ensure those donations remained anonymous
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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A building on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. File photo: AFP
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MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2017. Photo: Reuters

MIT lab director Joi Ito resigns amid outcry over Jeffrey Epstein donations

  • School president orders independent investigation into lab’s ties to financier, who killed himself in jail while awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges
  • Lab said to have tried to conceal extent of fundraising links to Epstein
Topic |   Education

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MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2017. Photo: Reuters
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