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On campus, soul-searching on funding sources

Sep 11, 2019 - The Boston Globe


CAMBRIDGE — The resignation of the head of the MIT Media Lab has prompted soul-searching on the campus, as students and staff consider broad questions around the sources of university funding.

Joi Ito, the Media Lab's director since 2011, resigned on Saturday shortly after the publication of an explosive report in The New Yorker that he had hidden the full extent of the lab's ties with convicted sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein.

On Monday, junior Prateek...