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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:06 AM

Chelsea Manning, Sean Spicer Named Fellows at Harvard

Source: Reuters




Sept. 13, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.

BOSTON (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, and former White House spokesman Sean Spicer have been named visiting fellows at Harvard University, the school said Wednesday.

"Broadening the range and depth of opportunity for students to hear from and engage with experts, leaders and policy-shapers is a cornerstone of the Institute of Politics," said Bill Delhunt, acting director of the institute at the Harvard Kennedy School. "We welcome the breadth of thought-provoking viewpoints on race, gender, politics and the media."

The two are part of a group of a dozen political leaders and journalists who will serve as visiting fellows at the school for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Manning, 29, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in the history of the United States.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2017-09-13/chelsea-manning-sean-spicer-named-fellows-at-harvard

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Reply Chelsea Manning, Sean Spicer Named Fellows at Harvard (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 13 OP
Guy Whitey Corngood Sep 13 #1
bucolic_frolic Sep 13 #2
underpants Sep 13 #3
ProfessorGAC Sep 13 #4
bucolic_frolic Sep 13 #5
LanternWaste Sep 13 #6
JI7 Sep 13 #7
ProfessorGAC Sep 13 #9
Blue_Tires Sep 13 #14
left-of-center2012 Sep 13 #8
brooklynite Sep 13 #10
FakeNoose Sep 13 #11
MichMary Sep 15 #17
rogue emissary Sep 13 #12
MrScorpio Sep 13 #13
Blue_Tires Sep 13 #15
tonekat Sep 13 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:07 AM

1. The "Holocaust Centers" guy........ yeah OK..... nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:10 AM

2. I think Harvard's gone looney

The erosion of American higher education continues

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:14 AM

3. Yeah. John Yoo is still teaching at Berkeley

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:32 AM

4. Maybe I'm Missing Something

Without making it directly about Manning, a 29 year old who spent nearly a quarter of her life so far in prison (no matter how unjst that was) is qualified for a fellowship at an Ivy League School?

I'm not pleased with the Spicer selection either, but he's not an under 30 year old who lost 7 years of experience to prison.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:41 AM

5. Who's next?

Joe Arpaio?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:49 AM

6. As subjective as it is, her qualifications appear to fit within the Fellowship Society's parameters

As subjective as it is, her qualifications appear to fit within (and certainly are not denied by) the Fellowship Society's parameters, and her inclusion could be as arguable as that of fellow Fellow and comic book critic, Hillary Chute.

"prospect of serious achievement in your chosen field, and your promise of notable contribution to knowledge and thought..."

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:24 PM

7. Maybe it has to do with her experience with being a transgender soldier

And all she went through.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:07 PM

9. That Works For Me

Still seems thin though.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:26 PM

14. Star power... Q-rating

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:49 PM

8. Chelsea Manning a "fellow" a Harvard?

What is Harvard thinking?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:24 PM

10. Manning and Spicer...best two falls out of three?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:29 PM

11. I think this is Harvard Lampoon, right?

I'm not even sure if either of those people even earned a degree. (?)

They're certainly NOT examples of the first-class education that Harvard University represents.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:36 AM

17. FWIW,

Spicer has a BA from Connecticut College and a master's from the Naval War College.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:35 PM

12. Surprised Harvard would associate with a bigot like Manning.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:15 PM

13. What? Yosemite Sam was unavailable?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:27 PM

15. Harvard makes anyone fellows these days, don't they?

So when should I expect a call from them?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:42 PM

16. I'm trans and I have questions

Chelsea Manning is suddenly the "cause celebre" of the NYC crowd. Look folks, this is a crossdresser who hasn't had surgery, etc. How exactly does she qualify for a fellowship??

And some of the stuff she leaked may have caused us to end up with trump.

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