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MIT Media Lab head Joichi Ito resigns over Epstein donations

The head of MIT’s Media Lab has resigned following allegations that the academic centre has financial ties to the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein.

MIT President Rafael Reif confirmed the resignation of Joichi Ito on Saturday following media reports.

Mr Reif added that university was engaging a law firm to conduct an independent review.

It comes a day after a New Yorker article outlined donations Epstein made and solicited for MIT.

The article also alleged that MIT staff sought to conceal the university’s relationship with Epstein, who died in prison while awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges.

“The acceptance of the Epstein gifts involved a mistake of judgment,” Mr Reif said in a statement.

In an email published by the New York Times, Mr Ito told university provost Martin Schmidt that he had made the decision to step down “after giving the matter a great deal of thought over the past several days and weeks”…

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