MIT president releases statement after Aaron Swartz’ passing

He worked at Reddit.

Posted By | On 14th, Jan. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


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Internet activist, Aaron Swartz, who worked at Reddit, recently passed away after committing suicide and one of the reasons could be because he was facing a prison sentence. L. Rafael Reif, MIT president, has released a statement expressing condolences.

“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,” he said.

“I have asked that this analysis describe the options MIT had and the decisions MIT made, in order to understand and to learn from the actions MIT took. I will share the report with the MIT community when I receive it.”

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