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Are Final Clubs Too Exclusive for Harvard?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    My first introduction to “final clubs” was in The Social Network; however, Sarah Maslin Nir, has a great article in The New York Times about their place at Harvard in 2016:

    Today, that description is perpetuated by unwritten codes on who may pass through their doors and who may join. The elaborate courtship of the desirable can begin with an engraved invitation slipped under a dorm room door to “punch” — a selection process that continues with a series of outings and culminates in a black-tie dinner feting the few who make it through.

    To many students, the clubs remain potent symbols of privilege, anachronistic and out of place on an increasingly diverse campus.

  2. Which one?

    No I meant which Roosevelt.

    Final club, not finalS club.
  3. mirrorsandfevers

    what is the vibe?

    There’s a difference between being obsessed and being motivated.
  4. Yes.... There is....
  5. transrebel59


    People that attend Harvard talking about privilege, lol
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  6. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    This is because of the chicken, isn't it?
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  7. That issss worse than being accused of necrophilia.
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  8. Cola.

    I was such a looker in the old days Prestigious

    Super interesting read but also funny to see privileged people arguing about privilege
  9. Behind the Barricade

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  10. Lindsay M

    drunk on the radio waves

    I already felt sort of isolated during undergrad because I didn't participate in Greek life. Going somewhere with a culture like this would've been hell.
  11. jellyfishfossil


    I am enjoying all of the quotes from The Social Network. Aaron Sorkin is just fantastic at writing dialogue.
  12. jellyfishfossil


    It's because there's nothing else for us to do. It at least makes us look concerned on our way to the bank.