NATURE calls out

“Significant Mistakes of Judgment” at MIT taking Epstein money

The disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein donated US$850,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — most of it after his conviction for sex offences. An investigation commissioned by MIT into its relationship with Epstein found that “no Senior Team member violated any law, breached any MIT policy, or acted in pursuit of personal gain” but that some “made significant mistakes of judgment”. The report pointed the finger at former MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito — who has resigned over the issue — and mechanical engineer Seth Lloyd, who has been placed on paid administrative leave.