Topic: donations

University fundraising director Peter Cohen resigns

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University fundraising director Peter Cohen resigns

January 21, 2020 0 comments

Peter Cohen, a University fundraising director who was put on leave for his involvement in accepting donations from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, resigned from his position at the University today.

University fundraising director responds to MIT investigative findings surrounding Epstein donations

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University fundraising director responds to MIT investigative findings surrounding Epstein donations

January 13, 2020 0 comments

A University staff member put on administrative leave for anonymously accepting donations from convicted felon and late financier Jeffrey Epstein while working at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology did not violate institution their institutional policies, according to an MIT-commissioned report released Friday.

University to redirect gifts from Sackler family foundation

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University to redirect gifts from Sackler family foundation

September 26, 2019 0 comments

The University has begun redirecting donations from the Sackler family’s organization, La Fondation Sackler, to Rhode Island charities that support treatment for opioid addiction.

Letter: What’s the University’s moral litmus test for accepting donations?

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: What’s the University’s moral litmus test for accepting donations?

September 17, 2019 2 comments

The University’s decision to place Director of Development for Computer and Data Science Initiatives Peter Cohen on academic leave in the wake of reports that he helped conceal Jeffrey Epstein’s donations to Massachusetts Institute of Technology raises a broader issue.

MIT administration authorized donations from Epstein

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MIT administration authorized donations from Epstein

September 13, 2019 1 comment

Peter Cohen wrote in a statement to The Herald that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s central administration had complete knowledge of and authorized policies that allowed the Media Lab to receive financial donations from the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Fundraising for the BrownTogether campaign has allowed for the renovation of athletic facilities and recruitment of sports coaches.

Sports

Athletics exceeds fundraising milestone

February 15, 2019 0 comments

The BrownTogether campaign recently eclipsed $100 million raised for the University’s athletic department.

Columns, Opinions

Steinman ’19: Dirty money has no place in the DNC

September 6, 2018 0 comments

The Democratic National Committee took a critical step here in Providence this past June, passing a resolution that banned political contributions from the fossil fuel industry, namely oil, gas and coal companies and their associations.

Corporation approves new site for performing arts center

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Corporation approves new site for performing arts center

June 2, 2018 1 comment

The Corporation approved the new performing arts center site between Angell and Olive Streets, following controversy surrounding the previously proposed site.

Krishnamurthy ’19: The Kochs are here

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Krishnamurthy ’19: The Kochs are here

October 25, 2017 1 comment

In the past few years, Brown has taken several commendable — if also carefully choreographed ­— steps to enhance its socioeconomic and racial diversity.

The giving meters are one of Mayor Jorge Elorza’s many initiatives to support the homeless, in addition to a grant toward a new day center.

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Mayor launches giving meter initiative to support homeless organizations

October 16, 2017 1 comment

Amongst the parking payment kiosks along Thayer Street, a singular parking meter stands out at the corner of Thayer and Angell Street.