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Bacow, Harvard, Epstein

Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow Announces Review of Donations from Jeffrey Epstein

Harvard University has publicly acknowledged accepting multi-million-dollar donations from the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein from 1998 to 2007. Harvard president Lawrence Bacow has condemned Epstein’s actions and said the donations are under review. Epstein pleaded guilty to sex charges in 2008, and the university rejected a proposed gift after…

MIT Media Lab

MIT MEDIA Lab Head Resigns After Hiding $800,000 in Donations from Epstein

The director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab, Joi Ito, resigned from his job and several other boards because he tried to hide significant donations from pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein. (Epstein died last month after being charged with sex trafficking of children.) It’s especially disturbing because Epstein was…

Why Does Silicon Valley Continue Lacking Diversity

Big tech companies have frequently been making headlines over recent years for their consistent lack of diversity, despite repeated promises to do the opposite. Bloomberg Businessweek last week published an article called “Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders” that shines further light on the continued lack of minorities in…