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The Heck With You, Harvard: All-Male Student Social Club Decides Not To Allow Females After All

An all-male so-called “final club” at Harvard College has decided not to allow female undergraduates to join, reversing a decision to let females in and thus escape penalties Harvard is threatening.

The Fox Club is one of several private social clubs associate with the school that historically allowed in only male undergraduates. But Harvard is cracking down on single-sex organizations, threatening their members with sanctions such as not being able to serve as captain of an undergraduate sports team and not being eligible to get an endorsement from the school to apply for a Rhodes scholarship.

The Fox Club is one of several groups that initially decided to cave to Harvard’s demands, but has reversed course, according to The Harvard Crimson. Harvard has removed the club from its list of organizations complying with its new policy.

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