Group at MIT Wants a Celebration for a New College Canceled - NECN

Group at MIT Wants a Celebration for a New College Canceled

The group is concerned with Stephen Schwarzman's advising Donald Trump and hosting the Saudi crown prince.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Group at MIT Wants a Celebration for a New College Canceled
    NBC10 Boston

    Some students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking the college to cancel celebrations for a new computing center.

    The Boston Globe reported Monday that 18 students, alumni and faculty published an opinion piece in The Tech, an MIT student publication.

    Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the Blackstone Group investment firm, gave $350 million to MIT. The Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing is opening next week. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is invited.

    The opinion piece says the group is concerned about Schwarzman advising President Donald Trump, opposing an affordable housing measure in California and hosting the Saudi crown prince. The group also disagrees with Kissinger's policy positions.

    Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    [NATL] Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    A young Ohio woman broke down in tears when she was cleared of murder charges involving the death of her newborn child. A jury cleared Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges of a baby she had given birth to and buried in the family's backyard.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

    MIT and Blackstone didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

    MIT has publicly thanked Schwarzman for his "encouragement, insight and visionary support."

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android