• MIT Jan 17

    MIT Professor Denies Misleading School Over Epstein Funding

    A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor is denying accusations that he misled the school about two $50,000 gifts he facilitated from Jeffrey Epstein in 2012, arguing that institute officials had “full knowledge” Epstein was the donor. In an online statement published Thursday, Professor Seth Lloyd called the accusations “completely false” and said he followed the school’s policies “to the letter”…

  • MIT Jan 11

    Epstein Gave $850,000 to MIT, Visited 9 Times, Probe Finds

    Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein donated more than $700,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visited campus at least nine times after being convicted of sex crimes in 2008, according to new findings from a law firm hired to investigate Epstein’s ties with the elite school. The report finds that some senior leaders at MIT approved Epstein’s donations but demanded…

  • MIT Jan 10

    MIT Warns Foreign Students of Possible Visits From ICE

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is warning international students that federal immigration officials may visit their worksites to verify that their employment is directly related to their studies. School officials sent a memo to faculty on Thursday saying the Department of Homeland Security has been making site visits to employers of foreign students in science, technology, engineering and math fields….

  • MIT Dec 14, 2019

    Video of MIT Robots Goes Viral

    People are finding the MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab’s Mini Cheetah robots to be surprisingly cute: a video of nine of them went viral, getting more than a million views.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    MIT and Harvard Economists Awarded Nobel Prize

    One Harvard and two MIT economists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for their experimental approach in elevating and alleviating global poverty.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Huge Crowd at Boston’s Global Climate Strike Rally

    Thousands of people around Massachusetts were expected to join worldwide demonstrations spearheaded by young people to call for greater action on climate change, Friday. A huge crowd gathered at City Hall Plaza for the Boston Climate Strike — some 10,000 people were expected — organized by youth climate activists.

  • 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.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    MIT Students Protest Epstein Donations

    Dozens of students at MIT protested Friday over what they call “dark money” donations the college took from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sep 7, 2019

    Director of MIT’s Media Lab Steps Down Over Epstein Ties

    The director of a prestigious research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology resigned Saturday, and the school’s president ordered an independent investigation amid an uproar over the lab’s ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Joi Ito, director of MIT’s Media Lab, resigned from both the lab and from his position as a professor at the Cambridge school, university President...

  • Sep 5, 2019

    4 New England Education Institutions Ranked Among Top 10 in US

    Four prestigious educational institutions in New England have been ranked among the top 10 on a list by the Wall Street Journal. The 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings list put Harvard University at the top of the list followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which came in second. Yale University in Connecticut was ranked at number...

  • Aug 23, 2019

    MIT Says Jeffrey Epstein Donated $800K Over 20 Years

    The president of MIT says the university took about $800,000 from Jeffrey Epstein over 20 years and is offering an apology. Rafael Reif also says in an email to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology community posted online Thursday night that the school will investigate and identify lessons for the future. It was previously reported that public records showed he gave at least $200,000.

  • 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...

  • Jul 17, 2019

    50 US Colleges That Pay Off the Most: These New England Schools Made the List

    College is an increasingly expensive proposition, which makes it all the more critical that students paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for their education are able to recoup that cost once they enter the workplace. CNBC looked at which colleges and universities have the best return on investment. They looked at the overall cost, and the average salaries of recent...

  • May 16, 2019

    MIT Time Capsule Opened

    Scientists have opened a time capsule 15 years earlier than expected.

  • May 16, 2019

    MIT Time Capsule Puzzle Solved 15 Years Ahead of Schedule

    A time capsule complete with computer artifacts was opened up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wednesday. It was part of a celebration, after Bernard Fabrot, a self-taught programmer from Belgium, solved a cryptographic puzzle at MIT 15 years ahead of schedule.

  • May 15, 2019

    Officers Advocate for Passage of the Sean Collier Act

    It’s National Police Week and law enforcement officers across the nation are participating in events to honor those killed in the line of duty, like Massachusetts officer Sean Collier.

  • May 13, 2019

    Former UMass Official Dies of Apparent Accidental Carbon Monoxide: Report

    The first female leader in Massachusetts’ university system and her husband, a retired MIT professor, were reportedly found dead in their Florida home on Friday after their house was overcome by carbon monoxide. Sherry Penney, 81, and James Livingston, 88, were found dead in their Sarasota home, according to the Boston Globe. The couple’s 2017 Toyota Avalon was reportedly left...

  • May 10, 2019

    Harvard, MIT Receive $9 Million for Research on Cannabis

    Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will share what’s being called the largest private donation supporting research into marijuana and its effects on the human brain. The $9 million gift from Charles Broderick, an alumnus of both universities, will be split evenly between researchers at Harvard Medical School and the School of Science at MIT.

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