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Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 said the all-male social organizations are “not consistent with the mission of the College."
On a campus where extracurriculars are social currency and “social space” is a new buzzword, administrators are working to move the center of social life back to the Houses.
She is the daughter of a shoemaker and so knows enough to wear a sturdy pair of loafers for the long trek from Brockton to Cambridge, Mass. She knows, too, that her request to study intensive Latin, Greek, and English at Harvard may be rejected. But it is 1878, and Abby Leach knows, above all, that she and other women now deserve to know more.
Harvard's sexual conduct climate survey results released Monday prompts further concern toward the College's handling of sexual assault cases.
Students exit the Spee Club’s first punch event on Mount Auburn Street on Thursday evening. For the first time, the club invited women to punch this fall.
Undergraduate men and women slipped into formal attire to take part in the Spee Club's competitive social selection process on Thursday.
The meeting is just one in a line of many conversations that College administrators have had with representatives from Harvard’s elite unrecognized social groups in the past year.
According to reporters covering the Spee Club's decision to invite women to punch, the story encapsulated trending issues of gender equality, fraternities, and sexual assault.
As administrators prepare to meet with final club graduate boards, experts say Harvard can reasonably argue that it has the power to make the groups essentially defunct.
Students largely praised the Spee Club's move to invite women to participate in punch, but some questioned whether the decision will effectively combat what they describe as other problems they associate with male final clubs.
As administrators place greater scrutiny on the unrecognized social clubs, Khurana would not rule out the possibility that Harvard will put more administrative pressure on the groups to regulate them.
Two men enter the Spee Club on Saturday afternoon. The club became the first all-male final club to invite women to participate in its punch process this week.
By early Friday morning, some sophomores—both men and women—had received envelopes under their doors inviting them to a reception next week at the Spee Club’s building at 76 Mount Auburn St.