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Aaron Swartz MIT

MIT President: Extremely saddened

14 Jan, 2013

MIT President Rafael Reif writes  a letter to students, alumni and other members of the school’s community to say that it would look into the role MIT played in Swartz’s case.

I want to express very clearly that I and all of us at MIT are extremely saddened by the death of this promising young man who touched the lives of so many. It pains me to think that MIT played any role in a series of events that have ended in tragedy.

Reif said he’s asked Hal Abelson, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and a founding director of Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation, to lead the investigation into MIT’s actions