A new report released this week details the actions of Harvard University in giving Jeffrey Epstein a private office on campus in return for $10 million in donations to the school.
The college blocked Epstein from donating after he was convicted on child sex charges in 2008, but some professors still sought out private donations from Epstein after the college’s actions.
Epstein also reportedly kept the private office and visited the campus 40 times or more after he was released from jail in 2010.
At least one professor was put on administrative leave over private donations from Epstein, and Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow addressed the private gifts in a letter to the community.
“The report issued today describes principled decision-making but also reveals institutional and individual shortcomings that must be addressed — not only for the sake of the University but also in recognition of the courageous individuals who sought to bring Epstein to justice,” Bacow wrote.
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