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“Bottom line, the grad board said that this is a private club and we’re not having guests,” Fox Club graduate board president Douglas W. Sears ’69 said.
The College says no to recognizing final clubs and fraternities, but some social organizations with similar practices are on the books.
According to a post on the site, the new blog is a response to the posting of alleged members of male final clubs earlier last week.
The Tumblr blog, entitled “Hey There Harvard, I’m In A Final Club,” went live earlier this week and has since drawn dozens of anonymous comments and questions, many expressing criticisms against the decision to post the clubs’ alleged membership lists.
Representatives from the Undergraduate Council detailed on Sunday a “student social life study,” which aims to quantitatively assess the social life of Harvard undergraduates.
Dozens of undergraduates piled into Winthrop House Junior Common Room on Monday for a nearly two hour-long discussion about exclusivity in social spaces at the College.
Graduate boards are groups made up of Harvard College alumni who voluntarily take on oversight roles for specific clubs located on the undergraduate campus. Grad boards often work closely with undergraduate organizations’ leadership, though the extent of their influence varies from group to group
Administrators from the Office of Student Life held at least two meetings Monday, one for affiliates of the College’s all-male final clubs and another for female final clubs and other social organizations.
Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana says he wants to encourage undergraduates to rethink the ways in which their social organizations may be exclusive, but some worry that the College's stance on final clubs and similar groups is at best futile and at worst counterproductive.
While enhanced recruiting efforts and financial aid initiatives in recent years have created the most diverse student body in the school’s history, Harvard’s geographic numbers are still unrepresentative of the United States as a whole.
Presiding over the Undergraduate Council general meeting Sunday evening in Harvard Hall with UC President Ava Nasrollahzadeh '16, UC Vice President Dhruv P. Goyal '16 clarifies a statement he made to The Crimson in response to the Spee Club's apology for circulating a controversial party invitation. Goyal retracted the words “on behalf of the Council” from his statement.