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Harvard and MIT leaders acknowledge deeper ties to Jeffrey Epstein than previously known

Harvard and MIT leaders acknowledge deeper ties to Jeffrey Epstein than previously known

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Presidents of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology acknowledged in separate announcements this week that their connections to financier Jeffrey Epstein went deeper than previously revealed, further entangling the elite institutions with a donor who was a convicted sex offender. At MIT, senior officials knew of gifts from Epstein and sought to ensure those donations remained anonymous, the school’s president, L. Rafael Reif, wrote in a letter to campus. Reif also said an investigation had turned up a 2012 letter signed by Reif thanking Epstein for a donation. Harvard officials revealed that the university had accepted about $9 million in donations from Epstein between 1998 and 2007, and announced intentions to redirect some of the unspent money to organizations helping victims of trafficking and sexual assault. Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to two felony offenses, including procuring a person under 18 for prostitution. Epstein was arrested in July on new…
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