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How An Élite University Research
Center Concealed Its
Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

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Posted By: MissMolly, 9/7/2019 4:59:51 AM

The M.I.T. Media Lab, which has been embroiled in a scandal over accepting donations from the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, had a deeper fund-raising relationship with Epstein than it has previously acknowledged, and it attempted to conceal the extent of its contacts with him. Dozens of pages of e-mails and other documents obtained by The New Yorker reveal that, although Epstein was listed as “disqualified” in M.I.T.’s official donor database, the Media Lab continued to accept gifts from him, consulted him about the use of the funds, and, by marking his contributions as anonymous, avoided disclosing their full extent, both publicly and within the university.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 9/7/2019 6:18:43 AM (No. 173589)
Money is money, politicians have taken his money too.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: George R. 9/7/2019 6:46:45 AM (No. 173604)
Typicle of the integrity of many if not all professors! Academia has become a sewer, it smells to high heaven and needs a good scouring.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: udanja99 9/7/2019 9:02:30 AM (No. 173699)
Both my father and grandfather were graduates of MIT in chemical engineering. They would be disgusted by what that school has become today. You’d think that tech schools would have enough sense to stay away from leftist idiocy and perversion.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono 9/7/2019 9:48:27 AM (No. 173743)
Somebody tell the New Yorker their gratuitous addition of unnecessary diacritical marks really énhances the Élite Éuropean perception that they project, and suggest they shöuld start adding random umläauts the way the trëndy heavy metal bands did in the 1980s and 90s.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Arby 9/7/2019 10:31:42 AM (No. 173796)
I can't say that Caltech wouldn't have taken his money, but I'm not surprised that MIT did. If you look across the spectrum of American higher education the only school that is largely 'pure', i.e., the only one that admits students on merit and the only one whose focus remains research and instruction (and the only one who has kept today's version of the humanities on the margins) is Caltech.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wary American 9/7/2019 12:17:38 PM (No. 173874)
As soon as I read "ELITE", I am done. There are very few real 'universities' today. None are 'ELITE'. The only good ones I am aware of are Hillsdale and Liberty...the rest are Anti-American institutions of propaganda...and watch out for each and every one that has a "CONFUCIUS CENTER" on campus...in the future, the very near future, this is where CHINA will strike us from (with its 300,000 spies within these same 'ELITE' propaganda sites)...and it will be with fentanyl...probably in a water system...make a note of this caution folks.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: toddh 9/7/2019 2:08:07 PM (No. 174002)
MIT's Media Lab has, over the decades, produced nothing. It is famous simply because it's at MIT. It's pathetic, really.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: FLCracker 9/7/2019 9:45:00 PM (No. 174269)
M.I.T. may be elite, but who has ever heard of that great research facility, the Media Lab?
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