Har­vard stu­dent groups call for Man­ning’s re­in­state­ment

Boston Herald - - NEWS -

Twelve Har­vard Univer­sity stu­dent groups are con­demn­ing the school's re­ver­sal of a de­ci­sion to name Chelsea Man­ning a vis­it­ing fel­low.

The groups re­leased a state­ment yes­ter­day call­ing for Har­vard to re­in­state Man­ning as a fel­low.

Har­vard re­versed its de­ci­sion on Fri­day, one day af­ter CIA Di­rec­tor Mike Pom­peo scrapped a planned ap­pear­ance over the vis­it­ing fel­low des­ig­na­tion for the for­mer sol­dier con­victed of leak­ing clas­si­fied information.

Har­vard Kennedy School Dean Dou­glas El­men­dorf says on the school's web­site that nam­ing Man­ning a vis­it­ing fel­low was a mis­take. He says Man­ning is still in­vited to spend a day at the school and speak to stu­dents.

Man­ning wrote on Twit­ter that Har­vard chills “marginal­ized voices un­der @cia pres­sure.”

El­men­dorf didn't im­me­di­ately re­spond to a phone call and email seek­ing comment yes­ter­day.

PHOTO BY HEIDI GUTMAN/ABC VIA GETTY IMAGES

UP­ROAR: Har­vard Kennedy School Dean Dou­glas El­men­dorf said the de­ci­sion to name Chelsea Man­ning, above, a vis­it­ing fel­low was a mis­take.

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