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Harvard’s War on Elite Fraternities
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The membership of the final clubs being mostly secret, no one knows exactly who the members are. Ironically, Harvard’s continued battle with the final clubs has only made them even more exclusive.

The clubs are cracking down on guest lists and letting fewer outsiders in. “Everyone’s terrified of pictures and lawsuits, of a student getting too drunk at the club”, said a member. “Harvard’s own actions discourage first-generation and less-well-off students from venturing into new territory", for fear of being expelled. “Conversely, let’s say you’re a scion of the 1 percent of Harvard and there’s a family business to go to or there’s a lot of social capital to fall back on... You’ll size up the risk and you’ll take it.”

Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University in December 2018 over its rule that discourages students from joining single-gender social clubs, arguing that the school’s policy discriminates against students based on their sex and spreads negative stereotypes about students who join all-male or all-female organizations.

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Harvard University [videos]
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 15,250 postgraduate students. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States' oldest 
Harvard University - John Harvard statue, Harvard Yard
Harvard University - Richard Rummell's 1906 watercolor landscape view, facing northeast.
Richard Rummell's 1906 watercolor landscape view, facing northeast.
Fraternities and sororities [videos]
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Fraternities and sororities - Members of Phi Kappa Sigma at Washington & Jefferson College in 1872
The fraternity system in North America began at the College of William and Mary in 1750.
Fraternities and sororities - U.S. Army soldiers, presumably members of Sigma Phi Epsilon, display that fraternity's flag in Iraq in 2009.
Fraternities and sororities - The Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter house at the University of Illinois
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Porcellian Club [videos]
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Porcellian Club - The Steward (1919) by Joseph DeCamp.
A menu from a dinner at the Porcellian Club 1884 (original in the Buttolph collection of menus, NYPL)
The Steward (1919) by Joseph DeCamp.
Porcellian Club - McKean Gate.
Porcellian Club - Image: 1324 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA
McKean Gate.
Image: 1324 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA
Boston [videos]
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A south east view of the great town of Boston in New England in America (c. 1730)
In 1773, a group of Boston rebels threw a shipment of tea by the British East India Company into Boston Harbor as a response to the Tea Act, in an event known as the Boston Tea Party
Boston - Cutting down Beacon Hill in 1811; a view from the north toward the Massachusetts State House
Boston - Haymarket Square, 1909
Cutting down Beacon Hill in 1811; a view from the north toward the Massachusetts State House
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