Petition criticizes Harvard for decision on Chelsea Manning
Sep. 21, 2017
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An online petition is criticizing Harvard University for its decision to revoke Chelsea Manning's status as a visiting fellow.
The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2fDGmIK) the five Harvard graduates who organized the petition plan to present the results to the university Friday.
The 29-year-old Manning is a transgender woman who was known as Bradley Manning when convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of classified documents.
She was released from a military prison in May after serving seven years.
Harvard reversed Manning's visiting fellow status last week after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a planned appearance over it.
University officials said that naming Manning as a visiting fellow was a mistake but that she is still welcome to spend a day at the school and speak to students.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com