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 ( 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,