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Social Group Sanctions

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College

Khurana Pleased With Registered Student Organization Transition Progress

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in a Friday interview he is “pleased” with the recent progress students have made in transitioning their social organizations into compliance with the College’s social groups policies.

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Social Group Sanctions

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Experts Say Sanctions Lawsuits Are Unlikely to be Immediately Dismissed

Lawyers for the University filed two motions to dismiss the suits — one in state and the other in federal court — Friday evening. But according to analysts, Harvard’s arguments are unlikely to convince the judges to throw out the cases right away.

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Harvard Argues Suits Challenging Social Group Sanctions Should Be Dismissed

Lawyers for Harvard argued that state and federal judges should dismiss a pair of ongoing lawsuits alleging the College’s social group sanctions are discriminatory Friday evening.

RSO Recruitment Begins
College

Safe from Sanctions, Hundreds Recruit for Gender-Neutral Social Clubs

The number of students who expressed interest in the social clubs — all former sororities that went gender-neutral in the past year to avoid Harvard’s social group sanctions — marks an approximately fourfold increase from historically low turnout for sorority recruitment in spring 2018. Online registration for the joint recruitment closed Friday.

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College

Federal Judge Will Deny Student Plaintiffs Anonymity If Sanctions Lawsuit Proceeds

Three unidentified College students who are suing Harvard over its social group sanctions in federal court will not be allowed to remain anonymous if the case proceeds beyond a motion to dismiss, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Bid Day 2018
College

Exempt from Harvard’s Sanctions, Four Former Sororities Hold Joint Recruitment

Touting their exemption from the College’s sanctions against single-gender social organizations, four former sororities have partnered to sponsor a joint recruitment process for new members during the spring semester.

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College

Greek Groups Are Suing Harvard Over Its Sanctions. Here’s What Happens Next.

Experts and lawyers say a pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions could prompt a protracted — and pricey — legal battle in the months or years ahead.

Harvard Facing Many Lawsuits
Central Administration

Bacow Says Harvard Ready to Face Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Harvard is currently facing a plethora of lawsuits, some against its admissions policies and some challenging its single-gender social group sanctions.

Rakesh Khurana
College

Asked About Sanctions Suits, Khurana Prefers Statements Over Direct Answers

Asked about the sanctions lawsuits in an interview Friday, Khurana at least five times repeated almost verbatim parts of a previous statement issued by Harvard spokesperson Rachael Dane.

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College

'Plowing New Ground’: Experts Say Harvard Sanctions Suits Employ Unusual Legal Arguments

The pair of lawsuits challenging Harvard’s sanctions rely on unusual and in some cases far-fetched legal arguments — but it is too early to know whether the complaints will be successful, experts say.

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College Administration

Sororities, Fraternities Nationwide Declare Support for Lawsuit Challenging Harvard’s Sanctions

Scores of fraternities and sororities nationwide declared their support for a pair of lawsuits filed against the University Monday.

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Rebecca J. Ramos '17 speaks at a press conference concerning the lawsuit facing Harvard regarding the sanctions on social clubs.

Bid Day 2018
College

Alpha Phi Returns to Campus, Joins Lawsuit Opposing Sanctions

Harvard’s chapter of sorority Alpha Phi — which shuttered in response to the College’s sanctions — is back in business and joining a lawsuit against Harvard.

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