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September 26, 2017

Harvard removes title for Chelsea Manning amid CIA spat


Harvard removes title for Chelsea Manning amid CIA spat

BOSTON —Harvard University has reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow, one day after CIA Director Mike…


Harvard University has reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow, one day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a planned appearance over the designation for the soldier who was convicted of leaking classified information.

In a statement posted to the university’s website early Friday, Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas Elmendorf writes that naming Manning a visiting fellow was a mistake even though he says the title carries no special honor. He says Manning is still invited to spend a day at the school and speak to students.

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Manning responded on Twitter, writing that Harvard chills “marginalized voices under @cia pressure.”

Manning’s publicist didn’t immediately respond when asked if she would still accept Harvard’s invitation to visit the school.


Source: 4029 Northwest Arkansas News Harvard removes title for Chelsea Manning amid CIA spat

Harvard removes title for Chelsea Manning amid CIA spat

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