Though many elected graduate leaders of clubs have publicly and strongly challenged Harvard’s approach to the clubs for months, last week’s announcement has precipitated broader alumni engagement with the the future of these organizations on campus.
Continuing to mount pressure on administrators, over 200 women rallied in front of Massachusetts Hall Monday against a new Harvard policy that will bar members of unrecognized single-gender social organizations from holding leadership positions in official clubs and receiving top fellowships.
With its announcement Friday of sanctions for unrecognized single-gender social organizations, Harvard has capped off a year of tense relations with these groups. Here are the past year's most significant stories about Harvard's relationship with final clubs and other unrecognized groups.
With the future of Harvard’s final clubs uncertain, University President Drew G. Faust again criticized the organizations on Wednesday, calling the “fundamental issue” one of “exclusion and discrimination.”
If one were to be asked what the Harvard's College Dean, the interim Dean of Student Life, and the Director of University Health Services had in common, few would answer that all of them were rejects.
Undergraduate Council President Shaiba Rather ’17 and UC Vice President Daniel V. Banks ’17, who campaigned on a platform to "Open Harvard," said they hoped to institutionalize several of the Council's initiatives in the fall.
The Undergraduate Council considered legislation Sunday to gather data from the Office of Student Life about the requirements students must complete in order to join organizations.
Students speak with Harvard Wears Denim campaign organizers at a station in the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday. The campaign, meant to raise awareness about sexual assault, asked supporters to wear denim that day in memorial of a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision in which a rape conviction was overturned because the victim had been wearing jeans allegedly too tight to remove without her consent.