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To expand the size of the undergraduate student body, we would have to build more classrooms, add additional faculty members, expand our academic and health support services, and—because we are a residential college—construct new undergraduate housing.
Should Harvard inquire, I believe the evidence will show that the members of those societies participate to the same extent in the co-ed life of the campus as do other undergraduates.
But, for me, it is worth raising the point that is too often forgotten in these debates: that 25 years ago, it was already clear that exclusive social clubs are inconsistent with the belief, held by so many of us who arrive here from varied and diverse backgrounds, that Harvard's doors are open and inclusive.
Discriminating against students for legal activities they do on their own time, outside of the University, is not only unjust, it also is in complete opposition to the kind of free and open exchange of viewpoints that a university should promote.
The camaraderie and confidence that women's clubs foster can mitigate the social imbalance of the dominant male clubs, and do more for young women than hewing to the calls for co-ed clubs, or abolishing them altogether
Most of us assume that Harvard's tax-exempt status is related to education. But I suppose, if one is a hammer, everything else looks like a nail.