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  • COVID-19 Mar 10

    Multiple Mass. Colleges Will Move to Online Classes Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    Harvard University on Tuesday said it would move to remote instruction and ask students not to return from spring break later this month amid the global outbreak of the new coronavirus. MIT announced a similar step hours later.

  • coronavirus Mar 11

    Students Prepare for Online Classes

    The coronavirus outbreak has forced many colleges and universities to reevaluate the remainders of their semesters.

  • climate change Mar 6

    Renewable Energy Research Focusing on Space

    In order to slow the pace of climate change, scientists say we need to make the switch to renewable energy.

  • MIT Feb 21

    Military Hero McRaven to Give MIT Commencement Speech

    Retired Navy Adm. William McRaven has been chosen to give the 2020 commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The school announced the selection Friday. In a statement, MIT President L. Rafael Reif praised McRaven for his “integrity, intellectual curiosity, decency, humility and self-discipline.” McRaven was head of U.S. Special Operations Command in 2011 when Navy SEALs killed al-Qaida…

  • 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.

  • Cambridge Mar 11, 2019

    Supercomputing Startup Conduit Launches From Stealth

    What if there was a way to utilize unused or excessive computing power from all computers and put it to use? What would happen? Well, if this startup gets it right, Amazon Web Services would be obsolete.

  • BOSTON Nov 13, 2018

    Meet Alfred, The Robot Trained To Be a Sous-Chef

    In keeping with the trend of humanizing robots, here’s another one you should meet — Alfred.

  • MIT 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.

  • Massachusetts 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.

  • 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.

  • BOSTON 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.

  • 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...

  • MIT 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 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...

  • Harvard University 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...

  • PRESIDENT 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.

  • 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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