“Yeah I wouldn’t go [down] this path,” the person wrote, according to e-mails provided to the Globe by Whistleblower Aid, a nonprofit representing a former development associate at the lab. “He’s responsible for the sexist ads GoDaddy ran, and was also publicly shamed for hunting and killing elephants.” A spokeswoman for Parsons said he has “never had any connection to, contact with, or interest in MIT.” But the e-mails mulling Parsons’ giving potential, and his perceived liabilities as a donor, offer a glimpse into the typically hidden calculus that university fund-raisers, under pressure to bring in tremendous sums, undertake each day. Those internal negotiations are now in the spotlight following revelations that top MIT officials approved donations from Jeffrey Epstein even after he was convicted of soliciting a minor for prostitution in 2008. Harvard also disclosed last week that Epstein had donated $9 million to the … [Read more...] about A minefield at universities: Whose money to take?
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s youngest daughter, Sasha, is going to college at the University of Michigan, the Detroit News reported Wednesday. Sasha was seen attending new student orientation this week alongside men “believed to be Secret Service agents,” the newspaper reported. The university and a Michelle Obama spokesperson declined to comment when the paper asked about her enrollment. Her older sister, Malia, attends Harvard University, where their parents went to law school. Barack Obama went to Columbia University for undergrad, and Michelle Obama studied at Princeton University. Move-in at UM is scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, but a few students told the Detroit News they bumped into Sasha on the Big Ten campus on Tuesday. Close Boston.com Today Sign up for Boston.com Today to get the headlines delivered to your inbox. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Sasha Obama is reportedly attending the University of Michigan
Updated 3:44 pm CDT, Thursday, May 16, 2019 FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama appear at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. Columbia University Libraries in New York will produce the official oral history of Barack Obama's presidency. Obama Foundation officials announced Thursday, May 16, 2019 that the project at The Columbia Center for Oral History Research will provide a record of the decisions, actions and effects of Obama's presidency. Columbia University officials say the histories are expected to be publicly available online no later than 2026. less FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017 file photo, former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama appear at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. Columbia University Libraries in New York ... more Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP … [Read more...] about Columbia University to produce Obama presidency oral history
Los Angeles County health officials told more than 900 college students and staff members who may have been exposed to measles to stay home this week, in one of the largest quarantine orders in state history.The declaration has raised questions about how exactly the orders will be implemented at UCLA and Cal State Los Angeles, where students have been diagnosed with the disease, and how effective the mandate will be. But there is one thing public health experts agree on: They don’t envy L.A.Measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world and a single case can lead to hundreds more. Banishing people to their homes becomes a necessary last resort in a measles outbreak, experts say, especially on college campuses where cases can rapidly spread.“What else can you do?” said Columbia University public health professor Dr. Stephen Morse. “It’s disruptive, it’s resource-intensive and it doesn’t make people feel very pleased — this is … [Read more...] about Measles quarantine order soars to more than 900 at L.A. universities
Updated 8:02 pm CDT, Saturday, March 30, 2019 This undated photo provided by the Columbia Police Department shows Nathaniel David Rowland. Police in South Carolina say they've arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a college student. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said at a news conference that 24-year-old Rowland was detained early Saturday, March 30, 2019, and that blood was found in his car. (Columbia Police Department via AP) less This undated photo provided by the Columbia Police Department shows Nathaniel David Rowland. Police in South Carolina say they've arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a college student. Columbia ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 This undated photo provided by the Columbia Police … [Read more...] about Suspect arrested in S Carolina university student’s death