Harvard Rescinds Fellowship Offered to Chelsea Manning
“We did not intend to honor her in any way or to endorse any of her words or deeds”
Earlier this week, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government offered fellowships to former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and convicted spy, Chelsea Manning.
To Harvard’s shock, the blowback for offering a spy and traitor a fellowship was swift and intense. Douglas W. Elmendorf, Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, issued a statement rescinding the offer to Manning. While the fellowship offer was withdrawn, Elmendorf indicated Manning’s campus speaking invitation was not.
Elmendorf’s explanation centered around whether a fellowships are esteemed positions. “In general across the School, we do not view the title of “Fellow” as conveying a special honor; rather, it is a way to describe some people who spend more than a few hours at the School,” he wrote.
We invited Chelsea Manning to spend a day at the Kennedy School. Specifically, we invited her to meet with students and others who are interested in talking with her, and then to give remarks in the Forum where the audience would have ample opportunity—as with all of our speakers—to ask hard questions and challenge what she has said and done. On that basis, we also named Chelsea Manning a Visiting Fellow. We did not intend to honor her in any way or to endorse any of her words or deeds, as we do not honor or endorse any Fellow.
However, I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility. I still think that having her speak in the Forum and talk with students is consistent with our longstanding approach, which puts great emphasis on the value of hearing from a diverse collection of people. But I see more clearly now that many people view a Visiting Fellow title as an honorific, so we should weigh that consideration when offering invitations. In particular, I think we should weigh, for each potential visitor, what members of the Kennedy School community could learn from that person’s visit against the extent to which that person’s conduct fulfills the values of public service to which we aspire. This balance is not always easy to determine, and reasonable people can disagree about where to strike the balance for specific people. Any determination should start with the presumption that more speech is better than less. In retrospect, though, I think my assessment of that balance for Chelsea Manning was wrong. Therefore, we are withdrawing the invitation to her to serve as a Visiting Fellow—and the perceived honor that it implies to some people—while maintaining the invitation for her to spend a day at the Kennedy School and speak in the Forum. I apologize to her and to the many concerned people from whom I have heard today for not recognizing upfront the full implications of our original invitation. This decision now is not intended as a compromise between competing interest groups but as the correct way for the Kennedy School to emphasize its longstanding approach to visiting speakers while recognizing that the title of Visiting Fellow implies a certain recognition.
In response to Harvard’s offering Manning a fellowship, former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell resigned from his fellowship at Harvard saying, “I cannot be part of an organization … that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information.”
Manning, a former army intelligence analyst, leaked thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks and was subsequently sentenced to 35 years. Before leaving office, President Obama commuted her sentence.
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consistent with our longstanding approach, which puts great emphasis on the value of hearing from a diverse collection of people.
Yeah, that’s why Harvard has so many conservatives on its faculty. Because it is so committed to having its students learn from a diverse collection of people.
They don’t call it Kremlin on the Charles for no reason.
Her? LOL! Dumb bastards.
Truly brain dead out of touch lefties – REALLY DOES take getting hit up-side the head to get their attention !
Really shines a light on the total lack of intellectual integrity.
RE: ““We did not intend to honor her in any way or to endorse any of her words or deeds”
“But ya did Blanche! Ya did!”
In my best Ricky Ricardo Cuban accent:
“You’ve got a lot of Rescinding to Do Harvard!”
How about Rescinding for the Fake Cherokee, and the Fake Obama?
Traitor Bradley Manning.
And the close-transvestite who pardoned him: barack obama.
Harvard’s decay is depressing. This goof Elmendorf isn’t even a passable liar. One would think that Harvard should at least be able to land a more capable propagandist than that.
But at least he’s taking “responsibility” … which means he’ll be falling on his sword any moment now, right?
isn’t this a DAMN shame?
Before leaving office, President Obama commuted his sentence.
and his name is Bradley, not Chelsea: humoring the mentally ill isn’t helping them.
We have mapped the human genome and know with certainty that sex/gender is genetic.
But the leftist proponents of an augmented reality insist that it is a choice.
We have mapped the human genome, and know with certainty that there is no queer gene, and that sexual orientation is not genetic. Further, geneticists have postulated for years that since bona fide homsexuals do not reproduce, it is not passed on genetically and that the incidence rate of around 5% is too high to be a recessive genetic trait. Moreover, there are bisexuals, and many of them switch teams later in life, with recent prominent examples including Clive Davis and former Dem Senator Harris Wofford.
Nonetheless, the leftist proponents of augmented reality insist that sexual orientation is genetic and beyond choice or change.
The tranny group has a very high rate of diagnosed mental issues and high suicide rate. Medical professionals are taking advantage of them by selling them physical services rather than the person using the resources on mental health assistance. Because the chromosomes are not changed, the shots, surgeries, pills, shaves, and change of attire simply do not make a man a woman.
The liberals will knowingly allow a critter to be painted a darker shade of brown, a saddle cast upon it, overlook the obvious humps, and allow a camel to be passed off to them as a horse. Ironically, they will insist that they are the smart ones and have a monopoly on critical thinking and science.
“The tranny group has a very high rate of diagnosed mental issues and high suicide rate. Medical professionals are taking advantage of them by selling them physical services rather than the person using the resources on mental health assistance. Because the chromosomes are not changed, the shots, surgeries, pills, shaves, and change of attire simply do not make a man a woman…”
Fascists intent on revolution have great uses for street thugs and unhinged people – many who they eventually kill after getting power. Hitler did just that with homosexual Earnst Rohm, who led the Brownshirts.
Much like the many American Jews who support the left, the gay population in America has also adopted the left. Both of these group members would be oppressed and/or murdered in a leftist-fascist America.
Ernst Röhm, The Highest-Ranking Gay Nazi
I am not gay, and I do think some gender bending is a personal decision, but I also think there is a genetic component. The fact that we haven’t found a “queer” gene is irrelevant to me. One who works around many gays and have heard the many personal stories, just because we haven’t found it yet, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
That being said, Manning is a traitor who belongs in prison for the full 35 years and the fact that Harvarrrrd has fallen so low as to make this puke a “fellow”, shows just how irrelevant they have become.
Kind of like the Pulitzer Prize…
Or the Nobel Peace Prize.
Apparently, you do not understand the meaning of the fact that we have mapped the human genome and done virtually all the sequeling that can be done.
You are also ignoring the existence of bisexuals and heterosexuals that switch teams later in life. Then there is the issue of probability and statistics with base factor being that bona fide homosexuals do not reproduce, and those that reproduce do not pass on genes.
Friggin software that does not allow editing.
I meant sequencing, not sequel.
And gays were forced in many ways to align themselves with the Left, the Rught was always trying to convert them, put them in Antigay counseling and therapy and pretty much telling them they were going to hell for sinning.
If I had to hate myself everyday for being who I am, I wouldn’t want to belong my to that group either
We have come a long way baby, but the transgender down our throat FU by obama on his way out was a bridge too far for most of America.
Yes, I do believe there are transgenders, but I also believe they are extremely rare, extremely. Now it’s vogue for any mentally unblalnced person to claim trans status,’it’s amazing how far people will go to feel “special”… and how awful it is that the Mental Heath community plays along, sterilizing our youth with dangerous medications and surgeries.
I put them in the same league as the lobotomy Psychiatrists in the 30’s and 50’s, even 60’s
Shame shame shame on them.
Typical. Their political statement goes bad, and they try to whine they didn’t intend to make a political statement.
Chickenshit liars. They can’t even stand behind what they do.
“However, I now think that designating Chelsea Manning as a Visiting Fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility.”
But what about accepting consequences? Words are easy but consequences can be a bitch. Looks like Manning is not the only one who gets to avoid consequences.
Her?!? At best, he is an IT! Quit denying reality.
And its qualifications to lecture at the JFK School of Gubmint? Special knowledge? Well, as best I can tell, its only qualifications are being a traitorous felon, having a dickectomy at taxpayer expense, and dressing in women’s clothes. I guess for Haavid that’s enough.
Nothing says backtracking like devaluing your own bestowed honors and titles.
His name is Bradley and he is a traitor. Please stop buying into his delusions that he became a female. It’s impossible to change your sex, no matter what the “Party of science” says. He can pretend to be anything he wants to be, but I’m not playing along and neither should LI.
Refuting this b.s. from the disease of ‘obama’ —
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. At the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered. “Sex change” is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.
“There are subgroups of the transgendered, and for none does “reassignment” seem apt. One group includes male prisoners like Pvt. Bradley Manning the convicted national-security leaker who now wishes to be called Chelsea. Facing long
sentences and the rigors of a men’s prison,they have an obvious motive for wanting to change their sex and hence their prison. Given that they committed their crimes as males, they should be punished as such; after serving their time, they will be free to reconsider their gender.”
The American College of Pediatricians issued a statement last week condemning gender reclassification in children by stating that transgenderism in children amounts to child abuse.