Columbia University Reverses Anti-Wikileaks Guidance (RT @Wired)

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Mon, Dec 6th, 2010 14:00 by capnasty NEWS

Last week we mentioned that the career centres of universities were warning their students that anyone found during a background investigation to have linked or commented about WikiLeaks on social media sites, would not get a job with the US Federal Government. But according to this article by Wired, school officials don't seem to agree on this policy and have, instead, endorsed free speech and academic freedom.

"If anyone is a master's student in international relations and they haven't heard of WikiLeaks and gone looking for the documents that relate to their area of study, then they don't deserve to be a graduate student in international relations," SIPA Professor Gary Sick, the prominent Middle East expert who served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, told Wired in an interview.

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