Friends and family of Clare M. Gillis, a Harvard graduate and freelance reporter who has been held by the Libyan government for over a month, will gather for a candlelight vigil tonight to demand her immediate release.
Clare M. Gillis, a recent Harvard graduate who was reporting on the Libyan civil war, was finally allowed to call home last Thursday, marking her first contact with the outside world more than two weeks after being captured in Libya.
Clare Morgana Gillis, an Atlantic reporter in Libya who completed her Ph.D. in medieval history this spring at Harvard, was captured by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi last Tuesday outside Brega, a city currently controlled by the Libyan government and plagued by intense fighting.
Because of a loophole in a computer system, fellowship applicants have been able to access their own and other students’ recommendation letters submitted to the Office of Career Services—making available what are supposed to be confidential documents on a wider basis than previously believed.
For many juniors who have been seeking internships in consulting and finance through Harvard’s on-campus interview program, today is the deadline to decide whether to decline or accept outstanding offers.