Final Clubs

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Porcellian Letter

In a letter to Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana newly-instated graduate president of the Porcellian, David T. Lawrence ’67 wrote that the club “has an important part to play in reducing sexual assault.”

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Statistical Report

A professional statistical analysis, commissioned by the Porcellian Club, sharply criticized the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault’s interpretation of survey data and recommendations for action on final clubs.

Sexual Misconduct at Harvard and Other Schools
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In Letter to Khurana, Porcellian-Commissioned Report Scrutinizes Final Club Statistics

A professional statistical analyst, commissioned by the 225-year old Porcellian Club, sharply criticized the Harvard sexual assault prevention task force’s interpretation of survey data and recommendations for action on final clubs.

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Fly Club Letter

In a letter addressed to Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, graduate president of the Fly Richard T. Porteus Jr. ’78 called on Khurana to recuse himself from "further discussion with final clubs."

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Fly Club

The Fly Club displays its flag Monday afternoon. The club is one of six all-male final clubs on campus that are not affiliated with the University.

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Fly Calls for Khurana to Step Back from Final Club Discourse

The Fly Club publicly called for an end to Khurana’s involvement in negotiations with the unrecognized, historically single-gender organizations.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
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Khurana Criticizes Final Club Media Spotlight

Last week, Khurana, who has for the most part remained silent about the national media attention, broadly criticized popular media outlets’​ coverage of final clubs.

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Global Media Jumps on Porcellian Club Controversy

​When a leader from Harvard’s most reclusive final club spoke out publicly for the first time in decades, reporters across the globe jumped on the story.

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Breaking News

Issuing Second Apology, Porcellian Graduate President Resigns

Charlie M. Storey ’82, president of Harpoon Brewery, announced his resignation as graduate president of the Porcellian Club and further apologized for comments he made last week about sexual assault and all-male final clubs at Harvard.

Editorials

Sanctions for Show

We have long condemned final clubs for cultivating such a toxic campus social environment. But to impose sanctions on club members would be to recognize the institutions themselves as the sole roots of sexual assault.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
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April 15 Final Club Deadline Passes With Little Activity

Several final club leaders submitted largely non-committal responses to administrators Friday on whether they plan to adopt gender-neutral membership policies, citing a lack of clear answers to questions they had posed.

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Porcellian Graduate President Apologizes for Comments

​Porcellian Club graduate board President Charles M. Storey ’82, who also serves as president of Harpoon Brewery, issued an apology on Harpoon’s website Wednesday for a rare public statement he had sent to The Crimson criticizing the College administration's actions towards final clubs.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
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In Tense Meeting, Khurana Floats Possible Sanction for Final Clubs

In a tense meeting with administrators that lasted almost three hours, undergraduate and graduate leaders of Harvard’s final clubs sought specifics on the College’s plan for the clubs. Although many final club attendees left largely frustrated, administrators outlined at least one uncharacteristically specific option for penalizing involvement in all-male final clubs.

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Final Clubs

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The Porcellian Club

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In Most Extensive Comments in Centuries, Porcellian Club Criticizes Final Club Scrutiny

The Porcellian Club, Harvard’s oldest final club, broke its public silence Tuesday for the first time in recent memory to criticize College administrators for their recent efforts to make final clubs go co-ed and modify membership policies.