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Final Clubs

Final Club Lobbying Illustration
Final Clubs

Final Club Lobbying Illustration

Final Club Lobbying Illustration
Government

To Fight Sanctions, Harvard Social Groups Take 'The Legislative Path'

Some Harvard social groups are taking the fight to cancel the College's controversial sanctions all the way to Capitol Hill.

The PSK
Final Clubs

The PSK

The Phoenix S.K. Club, located on Mt. Auburn Street, is one of Harvard's all-male final clubs.

The Spee Club
College

Social Groups’ Grad Boards Could Pose Obstacle to Avoiding Sanctions Under New Plan

Harvard could deny recognition—and exemption from the College’s sanctions—to student social groups whose graduate boards it determines exert too much sway over the organizations.

Capitol
Final Clubs

Social Group Coalitions Spent $90,000 Lobbying On Anti-Sanctions Bill in First Quarter of 2018

Two organizations spent a total of $90,000 in the first quarter of 2018 lobbying around legislation that could imperil the College’s ability to enforce its social group sanctions.

Rakesh Khurana
Final Clubs

Khurana Speaks Out Against Movement to Oppose Sanctions

Asked whether he is concerned by the push to oppose the penalties, Khurana said he thinks “people should respect a private institution’s ability to organize itself around its mission.”

Drew G. Faust
Central Administration

Faust Penned Letter to Stefanik Arguing Against Legislation that Could Imperil Sanctions

"I worry [the legislation] represents an effort by Congress to regulate student life and the shape and character of private institutions in a way that threatens to undermine that diversity of choice and experience," Faust wrote.

Three Tiers
Student Groups

Three Tiers

The Spee Club
College

Harvard May Demand Social Groups Submit Gender Breakdowns to Avoid Sanctions

Harvard is considering requiring gender-neutral student social groups to disclose anonymized gender breakdowns to the College in order to avoid Harvard’s sanctions, per an email obtained by The Crimson.

Capitol Building
College

Harvard Undergrads Lobby Congress In Effort to Imperil Sanctions

The students are particularly lobbying around the PROSPER Act, a proposed update to the Higher Education Act that—if passed—could force Harvard to choose between millions of dollars in federal research funding and its social group penalties.

College Administration

Students Form All-Female Final Club The ‘X’

​Students have formed a new all-female final club called the Exister Society, according to an email sent to some undergraduates Wednesday night obtained by The Crimson.

Fly Club
College

Final Clubs Have No Immediate Plans to Sue Harvard

“It’s the type of thing that you allow for the possibility but you don’t plan for its being an eventuality,” said Richard T. Porteus Jr. ’78, the graduate president of the Fly Club.

University Hall
FAS

Faculty to Discuss Adding Sanctions to Handbook

The Faculty of Arts and Science will discuss the addition of the College’s controversial social group policy to the student handbook at their monthly meeting this Tuesday.

Katie O'Dair
Undergraduate Council

Student Life Committee Examines Final Sanctions Plan

The Committee on Student Life met Thursday morning to discuss the College’s long-anticipated final implementation plan for its social group policy—and to begin to determine the committee’s role in evaluating that policy.

Capitol Building
College

Final Club Grad Members Lobby Congress to Cancel Sanctions

The final club alumni hope to re-work the language of the law so it endangers the College’s social group penalties.

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