MIT Puts Tenured Professor on Paid Leave Over Epstein’s Donations

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    A tenured MIT professor has been put on paid leave amid revelations that he “purposely failed” to disclose that Jeffrey Epstein was the source of two donations that supported his research—and that he received a personal $60,000 gift from the convicted sex offender, the university said.Seth Lloyd, a mechanical engineering professor, was placed on leave Friday after a law firm hired by the university to investigate the school’s ties with the late financier found that he’d secretly received $225,000 from Epstein over a five-period. The report on Goodwin Procter’s findings indicates that Epstein viewed his first donation to Lloyd in 2012 “as a trial balloon to test MIT’s willingness to accept donations” following his 2008 sex-crime conviction. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here

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