US: Columbia reverses anti-WikiLeaks guidanceWired.
Last week, the SIPA Office of Career Services sent an e-mail to students saying that an alumnus who works at the US State Department had recommended that current students not tweet or post links to WikiLeaks, which is in the process of releasing 250,000 US diplomatic cables - many of them classified - because doing so could hurt their career prospects in government service.
"Engaging in these activities would call into question your ability to deal with confidential information, which is part of most positions with the federal government," the Office of Career Services wrote. Now, SIPA Dean John H Coatsworth has clarified the school's policy and issued a ringing endorsement of free speech and academic freedom.
Full report on the Wired site