Sanctions Lawsuit Will Proceed in Federal Court, Judge Rules
A judge ruled earlier this month that the federal lawsuit alleging the College’s social group sanctions are discriminatory will be moving forward with a subset of the original plaintiffs.
In Final Legal Push, Harvard Defends Motions to Dismiss Sanctions Complaints
Harvard filed documents Friday defending its motions to dismiss state and federal lawsuits alleging the College’s policies on single-gender social organizations are discriminatory.
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.
Harvard Objects to Protective Order for Anonymous Students in Sanctions Lawsuit
Harvard is arguing that plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit opposing the College’s social group sanctions are “premature” in requesting an order to protect anonymous undergraduates’ identities from public disclosure, according to a Monday court filing.
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.
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.
'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.
Social Groups Sue Harvard Over Sanctions
A group of fraternities, sororities, and students is suing Harvard over its social group sanctions, alleging the penalties are discriminatory, coercive, and unconstitutional.
‘Cultural’ Fraternities and Sororities Offer Harvard Students Chance at Sanctions-Free Greek Life
Cultural Greek groups are not subject to the College’s sanctions because their membership spans multiple schools, according to Harvard spokesperson Aaron M. Goldman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delta Gamma Becomes First Social Group to Close in Response to Sanctions
Harvard’s chapter of the Delta Gamma sorority is closing its doors — making it the first single-gender group to shut down in response to the College’s social group penalties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pro-Greek Life PAC Fights Against Sanctions, Adds Porcellian Grad to Board of Directors
A pro-Greek life political action committee is pushing for legislation that could imperil Harvard’s social group sanctions and has added a final club member to its board of directors.
As Sanctions Remain, So Does Resistance From Single-Gender Groups
The Corporation's new stamp of approval on the sanctions did little to sway long-time critics of the policy.
Faust Unveils Sanctions Decision to Muted Faculty Response
Ultimately, a proposal on advanced standing drew more argument at Tuesday’s meeting than the fate of the College’s unprecedented penalties against single-gender groups.
Faculty to Vote on Howell Motion, Discuss Changes to Advanced Standing
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will likely vote on a final motion associated with the College’s controversial social group policy at their monthly meeting Tuesday.
Faculty Likely to Vote on Lewis Motion Tuesday
In a move that could further complicate the future of Harvard’s social group policy, faculty are scheduled to vote on a motion opposing the sanctions this Tuesday—more than a year after the policy first ignited boisterous faculty debate.