Harvard says it received $8.9M in donations from Epstein prior to his conviction

The news follows on the heels of revelations that Epstein donated $7.5 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — money that institution pocketed after, and despite, his pleading guilty to soliciting sex from an underage girl.

In addition to donating to Harvard, Epstein, who committed suicide in a Manhattan federal jail last month, was also made a Visiting Fellow in the school’s Department of Psychology in 2005 at the urging of former faculty member Stephen Kosslyn.

“We are seeking to learn more about the nature of that appointment from Dr. Kosslyn, who no longer works at the University,” Lawrence S. Bacow, who is president of the Ivy League school, said in an email to students, alumni and faculty.