Friday, September 15, 2017

Harvard withdraws fellowship offer to Chelsea-Bradley Manning


It was a stupid idea to name a fellowship after a traitor-freak in the first place.

Daily Mail reports Harvard University announced late Thursday that it has withdrawn a visiting fellowship offer to Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks.

The dean of Harvard's Kennedy School posted a lengthy statement on the institute's web site explaining the decision, which follows a pair of high-profile cancellations as well as public criticism, particularly from the conservative right.

'We invited Chelsea Manning because the Kennedy School's longstanding approach to visiting speakers is to invite some people who have significantly influenced events in the world even if they do not share our values and even if their actions or words are abhorrent to some members of our community,' Douglas Elmendorf wrote in his statement. 


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