MIT sets review of donations, apologizes for Jeffrey Epstein ties

25 Août, 2019, 22:40 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Media Lab's Center for Civic Media, announced last week that he was resigning because he was "ashamed" over the research center's link to Epstein.

In a letter, MIT President President Rafael Reif said the college had received $800,000 in donations from foundations controlled by Epstein over over two decades. Over the course of 20 years, he writes, Epstein gave $800,000 to the MIT Media Lab and to MIT mechanical engineering professor Seth Lloyd.

Each Joi Ito, the director of the Media Lab - who can also be a New York Instances board member - and Lloyd have publicly apologized for accepting cash from the convicted pedophile.

Reif did not directly address calls for Ito's ouster.

Ito's apology came on August 15.

Though Epstein's relationship with the lab predated Ito's appointment, Ito in his post acknowledged that the two visited each other and that he accepted Epstein as a financial backer in his private investments as well.

Un contrat de cinq ans pour Maripan — Monaco
Selon les informations de L'Équipe , Guillermao Maripan, défenseur central d'Alaves , devrait s'engager avec Monaco . Ce samedi, le club princier s'est attaché les services de Guillermo Maripan .

Serial killer who preyed on older gay men executed by lethal injection
His mother and brother have testified that Bowles began drinking, smoking marijuana and huffing glue when he was 11. He told me he was not, and I said, 'What do you describe yourself as?' He said, 'A hustler, '" Youngman said".

Lebanese PM calls Israeli drones in Beirut attack on sovereignty
Syrian state media said air defenses confronted the "aggression" and the army said most of the Israeli missiles were destroyed. Two unmanned aerial vehicles flown by the Israeli military have crashed in Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri has confirmed.

Ito said he met the businessman in 2013, five years after Epstein's first conviction in Florida for paying young girls for sexual massages.

Prof. Lloyd's apology was issued on the same day as Reif's statement. Lloyd published an apology Thursday, and disclosed that he visited Epstein during Epstein's prison term in Florida. "But upon reflection, I made a decision to visit Mr. Epstein during his prison term in Florida".

'I believed, at the time, that I was doing a good deed. "Mr. Epstein expressed remorse for his actions and assured me that he would not re-offend". "It would have been straightforward to find the true scope of the allegations against Mr. Epstein - thanks to the work of police investigators, journalists, and the victims' attorneys they were a matter of public record - but I failed to search for them", Lloyd writes.

"These were professional as well as moral failings", he said. Lloyd asked for the forgiveness of Epstein's victims, said he has "committed financial resources to aid you and other survivors of sexual abuse and trafficking" and promised to "work assiduously to help make your voices heard". "And to any MIT faculty member who has questions or uncertainties about a funder: Please know that MIT has staff who can help you in gathering the facts and coming to an informed judgment".

"To Jeffrey Epstein's victims, on behalf of the MIT administration, I offer a profound and humble apology", Reif said.

"With hindsight, we recognize with shame and distress that we allowed MIT to contribute to the elevation of his reputation, which in turn served to distract from his horrifying acts", Reif said. "No apology can undo that", Reif wrote.

Conseillé:

  • Tennis Podcast: Is Naomi Osaka ready to defend her US Open title?

    Tennis Podcast: Is Naomi Osaka ready to defend her US Open title?

    Osaka said while she might watch players who are unfamiliar, she isn't one to analyze the draw beyond her next opponent. Djokovic will play Roberto Carballes Baena in the first round, while Federer will play a qualifier in the first round.
    [D23 EXPO] 'Raya and the Last Dragon' Coming 2020 from Disney Animation

    [D23 EXPO] 'Raya and the Last Dragon' Coming 2020 from Disney Animation

    Check out a concept image for the film below! Directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins, " Raya and the Last Dragon " is set for release in November 2020.

    Japan, US agree on direction of trade talks

    Motegi declined to comment on details but said the negotiations were based on the two nations' joint statement in September. The United States and China are also engaged in an expensive trade dispute that has disrupted financial markets worldwide.
  • Joe Walsh, ex-Congressman, says he'll challenge Trump for GOP nomination

    Joe Walsh, ex-Congressman, says he'll challenge Trump for GOP nomination

    Joe Walsh will challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020, he announced Sunday. In brief remarks, he said that he and Macron "actually have a lot in common" and "have been friends a long time".
    Andrew Luck, Matt Cassel and the frustrating behavior of National Football League  fans

    Andrew Luck, Matt Cassel and the frustrating behavior of National Football League fans

    Andrew Luck shocked the NFL world on Saturday night when news of his retirement made its way around the league. And McCourty wasn't the only Patriots player to weigh in on the issue.
    Lionel Messi de retour à l’entrainement collectif — Barça

    Lionel Messi de retour à l’entrainement collectif — Barça

    Lionel Messi a raté le dernier entraînement de Barcelone avant le match contre le Real Betis dimanche, mettant en doute sa participation à la rencontre.
  • Ming-Na Wen Joins Star Wars' The Mandalorian

    Ming-Na Wen Joins Star Wars' The Mandalorian

    The cast of " Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker " - including three droids - assembled on stage to kick off the star-studded event. Marvel ( who Kevin Feige said will also appear in Marvel movies), and Moon Knight . "Everyone listen, it's been a insane week".
    Demonstrators gather to protest Macron near G7 summit

    Demonstrators gather to protest Macron near G7 summit

    Trump then entered the first official summit meeting, initially set to be a discussion of foreign policy and security issues. Trump has imposed or threatened to impose tariffs on all three markets in his pursuit of free, fair and reciprocal trade.
    One Dead In Illinois From Vaping-Related Breathing Problems

    One Dead In Illinois From Vaping-Related Breathing Problems

    The popular products made by JUUL and other companies contain concentrated amounts of nicotine and other chemicals. That may be partly because cases that weren't initially being linked to vaping have begun to be grouped that way.
  • "On n'a pas d'argent", répète Villas-Boas

    On peut imaginer que la communication très approximative du président de l'OM n'est pas étrangère à l'incompréhension du public. Il assure qu'aucune arrivée n'interviendra sans départ. "Je l'ai déjà dit: on n'a pas d'argent, a-t-il grincé".
    Young Texas Couple Weds, Then Dies in Car Crash Just Minutes Later

    Young Texas Couple Weds, Then Dies in Car Crash Just Minutes Later

    While Markielau was able to eventually pull his wife out of the water some 75 to 100 feet downriver, she was already dead. The mother of the groom, LaShawna Morgan, told the Beaumont Enterprise: "They hadn't even been married for five minutes".

    Scott Disick Just Bought Sofia Richie The Most Extravagant 21st Birthday Present

    Earlier this month, Disick and Richie stepped out in coordinating outfits for Jenner's 22nd birthday bash in Capri, Italy. Sofia shared the sick gift on Instagram Saturday, showing off the ride which came with a big red bow on the hood.


Populaire

L'ex-roi Juan Carlos opéré du coeur samedi — Espagne
Les circonstances précises de l'opération n'ont pas été dévoilées. Il avait abdiqué en juin 2014 au profit du prince Felipe.

G7 : Visite surprise du ministre iranien des Affaires étrangères
Selon une source de l'Élysée, l'Iranien Zarif rencontrera le chef de la diplomatie française, alors que rien n'est prévu avec les Américains.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Declines Israel's Conditions
One of Tlaib's uncles claimed that Israel didn't want Tlaib to visit because she would witness the reality on the ground. If used to deny entry to Tlaib and Omar, it would be by far the most high-profile implementation of the law.

AT&T workers in Monroe join 20,000 others, go on strike
When NewsChannel 5 reached out to AT&T for a statement, their representative said, "We're aware of some localized walkouts at a small number of locations outside of Tennessee".

Russia’s floating nuclear power plant begins journey to destination
The reactor's outing is anticipated to final between four and 6 weeks, counting on the climatic conditions and the amount of ice on the model.

Britain swelters in hottest August Bank Holiday ever with 33.3C highs
And forecasters say it is set to get even hotter by Monday, possibly reaching up to 33C (91.4F) - most likely in the South East. People travelling over the weekend are advised by the RAC to pack enough food and water and plan enough breaks for the journey.

Bonne nouvelle pour le PlayStation VR : Sony rachète Insomniac Games
Même si le montant de ce rachat n'a pas été communiqué, Sony cherche ainsi à stopper la frénésie d'achats de Microsoft . Dans les faits, Insomniac est le 14 studio à rejoindre l'escarcelle exclusive de la marque PlayStation .

Arizona, Hawaii produce madcap nightcap after Florida
He could play an even bigger role this season, given that just three of the starters who are back this season play on offense. It took some time for Tate and new Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin (plus OC Noel Mazzone) to establish chemistry in 2018.

France starts inquiry on whether Epstein committed any crimes in France
Long before the Epstein scandal broke, Brunel was accused of rape by several models in a CBS television documentary released in 1988.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal: Did the Reds get reverse Drake’d yesterday?
Now, if we lose against Tottenham then that will be a cause for concern but right now a little perspective is required. He added: "We had a few chances in the first half to score one or two goals".