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Michael E. Xie

Staff writer Michael E. Xie can be reached at michael.xie@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelEXie1.

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Hasty Pudding Theatricals

Students Praise Pudding’s Mixed-Gender Cast as 'Move in the Right Direction'

After Hasty Pudding Theatricals cast women for its show for the first time in its nearly 200-year history, some students said they were excited by the change.

The Fox Club Recognition Status
Final Clubs

The Fox Club Changed Its Mind About Going Gender-Neutral — Again

The historically all-male, 120-year-old social group — which earlier this month vowed to go co-ed and in return earned College recognition — is no longer planning to do so, according to administrators.

The Pudding's New Space
Cambridge

Hasty Pudding Institute Moves into Former Bee Clubhouse

The group is leasing its new space from the Fly Club, according to Cambridge property records.

Fall in Harvard Yard
College

Harvard Debuts New System for Disciplining Errant Student Groups

Harvard has debuted a new procedure for punishing student groups that violate school policy.

Hasty Pudding 171
College

Hasty Pudding Theatricals Casts Six Women, Ending Nearly 200 Years of All-Male Performances

Hasty Pudding Theatricals has cast six women to perform in its 2019 show, completing a co-ed shift the group vowed last semester and ending an almost two-century period during which only men could act in Pudding productions.

Callbacks SnoweDin
College

Formerly All-Male A Capella Group Din and Tonics Admits First Woman Member

Harvard's historically all-male a capella group the Din and Tonics admitted Karalyn E. Joseph ’21 as its first female member on Saturday, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page.

Graphic Final Clubs
College

News Analysis: Harvard Seeks Unprecedented Control Over Recognized Final Clubs

Prior to a 1984 split, final clubs affiliated with Harvard could count on use of the school's telephone line, discounted steam heating, and little oversight. Today — for the three newly recognized clubs — things will work a little differently.

Sigma Chi Harvard
College

Hard Alcohol Banned From Harvard’s Three Remaining Fraternities Under New National Policy

Next year, eager freshmen seeking vodka and whiskey might not be able to find it at Harvard’s few remaining fraternities.

Delphic-Bee
College

Fox, Delphic-Bee Clubs Among 15 Social Groups to Promise Co-Ed Status, Escaping Sanctions

The historically all-male Fox Club and the Delphic-Bee Club are the only unexpected names on a list of recognized social groups that administrators posted Friday.

Remembering Courtney Blair
College

Students Remember Harvard Senior Blair for Her Humor, Friendship at Memorial Service

Pictures of Courtney S. Blair '19 lined the walls. Flowers and candles lay scattered around the room. Students snacked on Fruit Gushers — one of Blair’s favorite foods, according to a close friend.

The Fly Club at Night
Final Clubs

Social Groups Spent $90,000 Lobbying Congress to Cancel Sanctions in Second Quarter of 2018

Two groups led in part by members of Harvard final clubs spent $90,000 in the second quarter of 2018 lobbying for a bill that could imperil the College’s sanctions.

Owl Club
Student Groups

Harvard Switched the Rationale for the Sanctions Again. Now It Wants to End All Forms of Discrimination

Officials now seem to view the College’s social group penalties as a path to cancel discrimination of every stripe across Harvard's social scene.

Confidential Docs
Social Group Sanctions

What Harvard's Social Group Recognition Form Reveals About the Sanctions

Social groups that wish to earn recognition and freedom from Harvard's penalties must fill out a form and deliver it to College officials. Here's what that application reveals about the state of the sanctions.

Bid Day 2018
College

Harvard’s Last Sorority Disappears as Alpha Phi Buckles to College Pressure, Goes Co-Ed

The Harvard chapter of Alpha Phi said last week it was disaffiliating from its national organization — marking the demise of Harvard’s fourth and final all-female Greek group.

Delta Gamma Excited
College

Ex-Members of Shuttered Sorority Delta Gamma Launch Co-Ed Club ‘Kali Praxi’

Kali Praxi affiliate Basia Rosenbaum ’18 wrote in an email that the new group is “distinct” from the old sorority chapter, which became the first social club to shut down in response to the sanctions a week earlier.

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