Jeffrey Epstein

Harvard to donate remainder of Jeffrey Epstein gift to victim groups | Education

Harvard University announced on Friday that it will donate the remaining $210,000 of a $9.1m gift from the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to groups that support victims of sex trafficking and assault. Lawrence Bacow, Harvard’s president, confirmed the decision in a statement, saying a full review of Epstein’s donations determined that money he gave between 1998 and 2008 was spent “to support a variety of research and faculty activities”. While the review found that no gifts were received from Epstein…

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MIT’s female staff members express outrage over Epstein donations in letter | Education

A letter signed by more than 60 of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) leading female faculty members outraged over donations from Jeffrey Epstein, and the wider professional culture at the elite institution, was handed to the university’s president, L Rafael Reif, on Wednesday. The letter described the decision by MIT to court, accept and then disguise donations from Epstein, a financier and convicted sex offender, as “profoundly disturbing” ahead of a heated two-hour faculty meeting. The Wednesday meeting came…

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