Skip to comments.Kennedy belongs to exclusive university club of his own
Posted on 01/12/2006 2:46:21 PM PST by msnimje
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy belongs to a social club for Harvard students and alumni that was evicted from campus nearly 20 years ago after refusing to allow female members.
According to the online membership directory of the Owl Club, the Massachusetts Democrat updated his personal information -- including the address of his home that is in his wife's name -- on Sept. 7.
The club has long been reviled on campus as "sexist" and "elitist" and, in 1984, was booted from the university for violating federal anti-discrimination laws, authored by Mr. Kennedy.
Mr. Kennedy has spent much of this week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings interrogating Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. for his ties to the Concerned Alumni of Princeton, a group that is critical of admissions quotas but was formed in the early 1970s in opposition to the admission of women.
Judge Alito's "affiliation with an organization that fought the admission of women into Princeton calls into question his appreciation for the need for full equality in this country," Mr. Kennedy said Wednesday.
Mr. Kennedy's spokeswoman, Laura Capps, said there is "absolutely no comparison" between the Owl Club, a social group, and an organized effort to "exclude women from getting an education" at Princeton.
"It's a social club. It's like a fraternity," she said. "He has been fighting to break down barriers for decades."
Ms. Capps said she doesn't know how many minorities are members of the Owl.
But the university views organizationssuch as the Owl -- called "final clubs" -- quite differently from fraternities and sororities, which are considered a form of housing and therefore not coeducational.
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Rich, girl-friend drowning snobs?
Come to think of it, I'm not surprised at that, either.
Maybe it is some sort of Obese Round Table.
Especially the ones separating married men from cocktail waitresses.
The uniforms have extra long sleeves and lots of buckles.
My obligatory Swimmer story:
An acquaintance interned at Teddy's press office while at J-school in Boston.
Female staffers were under strict orders not to get into the elevator alone with Teddy.
Fitting. Wasn't Kennedy thrown out of Harvard, too?
I still want to know why "Teddy Baby" only had 16 months of service...
I've googled and googled, but I can't find a link to the Owl Club at Harvard. I want to ask a club officer what year it was that the club was fully racially integrated. That is, when did they finally begin to allow blacks to join. I will bet anything that Kennedy was a member while the club was still racially segregated.
"I still want to know why "Teddy Baby" only had 16 months of service..."
Those were my thoughts as well. How does one go about serving only 16 months.
That's another great Kennedy story..... Teddy enlisted for FOUR years but his father flipped out and pulled strings to have the enlistment period curtailed.... at least that's the story that goes around, anyone know if it's been documented? Anecdote says that Joe, Sr. said to his meathead son Teddy "DON'T YOU READ ANYTHING?" (referring to the 4 year enlistment papers Teddy had signed, when daddy did not want Teddy going away from Haaahvahd for 4 years in the Army.
Funny that these people are allways talking about "Bush's Daddy" pulling strings. Teddy ... one hypocritical story after another.
While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, then U.S. Ambassador to England, pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years, and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea, where a war was raging. Kennedy was assigned to Paris, never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged.
Teddy was admitted to Harvard as a legacy student, rather than for academic achievement. Teddy was fortunate that JFK, RFK, and his father had graduated with distinction. Teddy's claim to fame at Harvard was getting expelled for cheating, in his sophomore year. After getting expelled, he sat around feeling sorry for himself, until he signed up for a four-year hitch in the Army.
His father, Joe (who was the U.S. Ambassador to England) was very upset. He reportedly said, "Don't you ever look at what you're signing?" He then pushed political buttons, and revised the enlistment to two years. It is nice to have Daddy fix your screw ups. In two years of military service, he never got above the rank of private.
Kennedy belongs to exclusive
university club of his own, proud member of the MURDERERS club.
Good stuff. We need to have a big archive readily available somewhere.
That's different. Kennedy is a Democrat, you see . . .
What's good for the goose is good for the drunken pig... uh, I mean gander.
Since he's a democrat and rules of decency and integrity don't apply to dems, Fatso gets a pass on everything, just like former KKK member, Senator 'Sheets' Robert Byrd.
That all sounds about right except that Joe Kennedy, Sr. was the FORMER US Ambassador to Great Britain. He was forced out by FDR in 1940 because he was so sympathetic to the Nazis and so hostile and defeatist toward the Brits fighting for their survival. I don't think that Joe, Sr. ever served in any significant public office after 1940, so far as I'm aware..... at that point he focused all of his ambitions upon his sons. Teddy he knew to be the pathetic runt of the litter in every way, but after the assassinations of Jack and Bobby the world was left with the meathead Teddy to carry the Kennedy torch.
Aye. Tis a noble clan!
Your link led me toward this:
Scroll through the list of famous Harvard grads and most are in goverment.
BTW, according to Brian Lamb (C-Span) this story was not found anywhere else in the media. Only Washington Times.
I heard the owl wasn't just an all male club but also all white.
Also, Kennedy will never admit it but his brother, JFK, had a house in Georgetown which had a "no blacks" covenant attached to it. How about them apples?
And Joe Biden owned a house in Deleware that had the same kind of covenant.
But remember, the rules are different for Republicans. LOL
Palm Beach used to be "no blacks", where the Kennedy winter home is located