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Massachusetts Inst. of Technology

7 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $6.7M in penalties

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private, coeducational university with a core emphasis on theoretical, applied, and interdisciplinary scientific and technological research. Its reputation also extends into the social sciences, including economics, linguistics, and political science. MIT’s endowment and annual research expenditures are among the largest of any American university. MIT counts among its graduates and faculty at least 63 Nobel Laureates and 29 MacArthur Fellows.

Correspondence Date
Letter to MIT 6/6/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #56 $1,032.4M
2015 #60 $1,009.0M
2014 #53 $996.1M
2013 #68 $827.7M
2012 #66 $998.2M
2011 #67 $984.7M

7 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

1 additional instance of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
2/12/2015 National Association of the Deaf v. MIT (Discrimination)
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Pending
7/26/2011 Hazardous Materials Shipping Violations
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
$175,000
12/19/2007 Research Reactor Radiation Exposure
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
$0
9/1/2006 Carpenter v. MIT (Suicide-Related Wrongful Death)
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
$0
4/3/2006 Shin v. MIT (Accident-Related Wrongful Death)
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
$0
7/6/2005 Guy v. MIT (Drug-Related Wrongful Death)
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
$0
4/1/2001 Violations of Environmental Laws
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
$555,000
9/13/2000 Krueger v. MIT (Alcohol-Related Wrongful Death)
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
$6,000,000

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