Former Dean of the College and vocal sanctions opponent Harry R. Lewis ’68 sharply condemned Harvard’s penalties on members of single-gender social groups in a letter he sent to a House committee Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.