Ex-C.I.A. Official Resigns After Harvard Courts Chelsea Manning

Michael J. Morell, a former deputy director at the C.I.A., said he objected to the fellowship offer to Ms. Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information.

A former top C.I.A. official resigned as a fellow at Harvard on Thursday over objections that the university had offered a fellowship to Chelsea Manning, a former United States soldier convicted of leaking classified information.Michael J. Morell, a deputy director at the intelligence agency under President Barack Obama, called the invitation from the Harvard Kennedy School to Ms. Manning “wholly inappropriate” and said that it “honors a convicted felon and a leaker of classified information....