Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Former researchers for a “food computer” initiative at the lab say the project’s leader misled outsiders about how it was going.
A conversation with Lawrence Lessig about Jeffrey Epstein, M.I.T. and reputation laundering.
L. Rafael Reif said top administrators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had allowed donations as long as Mr. Epstein gave anonymously.
Internal M.I.T. emails suggest that the official, Peter Cohen, was deeply involved in efforts to conceal donations coordinated by the disgraced financier.
Emails reviewed by The Times indicate that lab officials recorded the disgraced financier’s donations as anonymous, and kept quiet about his role in a donation from Bill Gates.
The proudly contrarian lab has been divided since its director disclosed that he had taken money from the disgraced financier. Its efforts at healing demonstrate lingering cultural questions.
A 500-million-year-old fossil offered a rare treasure: The imprint of an animal that literally died in its tracks.
In an initial tally, the school says it accepted approximately $800,000 from the disgraced financier over a 20-year period.
The academics, Ethan Zuckerman and J. Nathan Matias, said they were protesting the institute’s connection to the financier, who was facing sex-crime charges when he killed himself this month.
In a breakthrough in the 1960s, he showed that computers could be used interactively with quick results, and also made secure from others’ using them.