As Fox undergraduates lobbied to admit women to their membership this fall, graduate board leaders struggled to toe the line with a group of other alumni who organized their own platform in opposition of the change.
Those recommendations, detailed in an undated report from a group dubbed the “The Fox Club Task Force On Gender Inclusivity” and recently obtained by The Crimson, suggest that Fox undergraduates spent months planning its move to go co-ed.
The graduate board of the Fox Club, one of Harvard’s historically male final clubs, shut down the organization’s house just weeks after undergraduate leaders added women to their membership and a day after a party there prompted controversy among alumni.
In an email to club graduate officers, undergraduate president Coby C. Buck ’16 wrote that 31 of 36 undergraduates members in good standing with the A.D. oppose any changes in the club’s membership policy.
Though the drive began with a $6.5 billion goal and a projected end year of 2018, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development Tamara E. Rogers '74 said Monday that Harvard will not raise that target.
Falls, whose appointment was effective Sep. 28, worked at Morgan Stanley and Phillips Academy Andover before managing The Rockefeller University’s approximately $2 billion endowment. HMC announced the move on its website.