Tell the Harvard Kennedy School: Revoking Chelsea Manning's Fellowship Is Disgraceful

Please click below to sign this petition to Douglas Elmendorf, Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School:

By revoking Chelsea Manning's fellowship, you have disgraced the Harvard Kennedy School. By caving in to pressure from present and former top officials of the CIA, you have jettisoned academic freedom. By deciding that it is appropriate for Sean Spicer but not Chelsea Manning to retain a fellowship, you have failed to fulfill Harvard's responsibility to be independent of government power and coercion. During his stint at the Trump White House, Mr. Spicer earned a reputation for lying. As a whistleblower, Ms. Manning earned a reputation for truth-telling. It is a sad day when a record of facile mendacity is more revered at Harvard than a record of revealing difficult truths.


201-225 of 16010 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
15810 11 months ago John Tunca Deerfield , IL
15809 11 months ago Peter Evan Smith Burlington, VT
15808 11 months ago Roger Hoffmann Fort Collins, CO This is truly disgraceful, and is bound to leave a bad taste in the mouth of those who may previously have held Harvard in high esteem.
15807 11 months ago Angela Porzner Berlin, ot
15806 11 months ago Jeff Goll Glenview, IL
15805 11 months ago Anonymous Kirkcaldy, ot
15804 11 months ago Estie Stoll WEst Hollywood, CA
15803 11 months ago Louise nic an tSionnaigh AMONATE, ot
15802 11 months ago Alan Coons Garland, TX Corruption needs to go for a utopia
15801 11 months ago Debbie Love Coquitlam, BC Please change your minds on this issue... It is disheartening to see such a reputable institution as yours, bending to the will of an organization that should NOT be interfering in decisions such as...
15800 11 months ago Anonymous Baltimore , MD
15799 11 months ago Dean Wei ot
15798 11 months ago Jesse Louis Henry McCarty Honolulu, HI
15797 11 months ago Nalei Kahakalau Honoka`a, HI
15796 11 months ago Richard Stallman Cambridge, MA
15795 11 months ago Kymberly Frolick Agoura Hills, CA
15794 11 months ago Chris Petree Centerville, OH
15793 11 months ago Susan Harden Albany, NY Chelsea has shown remarkable resolve and courage to unveil the truth. I cannot fathom anyone more entitled to a Kennedy Center Fellowship. Not to do so is a blemish on Harvard but the ultimate di...
15792 11 months ago Susan Harden Albany, NY
15791 11 months ago Karen Wennlund ASHLAND, OR
15790 11 months ago Nadejda Sarafidova Sofia, AL
15789 11 months ago Fran Wilson Fort Collins, CO
15788 11 months ago Mark Bebawi Sugarland , TX
15787 11 months ago Virginia Rovnyak Crozet, VA
15786 11 months ago Erica Brinker Randolph , NJ
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Background:
> New York Times: Harvard Revokes Fellowship for Chelsea Manning After Criticism
> List of Past Harvard Kennedy School Fellows