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The Hasty Pudding Club was founded by Nymphus Hatch, a junior at Harvard College, in 1790. The club is named for the traditional American dish that the founding members ate at their first meeting. The Hasty Pudding Club was originally established in Concordia Discors to bring together undergraduate men (it is now coed) in friendship, conversation, and enjoyment. Today it maintains few formal ties to the school, and it is one of many groups that hold membership-based social activities at Harvard. Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...

Membership in the Hasting Pudding Club (also referred to as "the Pudding") is selective and gained through a series of lunches, cocktail parties, and other gatherings, which are referred to as the "punch process". Students must be invited to the initial punch process, commonly by current members but sometimes by club alumni, in order to seek membership in the club. In the past, membership in the Pudding was obligatory to joining waiting clubs and, eventually, final clubs. This tradition is no longer upheld. A final club or finals club is an all-male undergraduate social club at Harvard College. ...

The Pudding holds its social activities in a clubhouse adjacent to Harvard Square. These include weekly "Member's Nights", dinner and cocktail parties, as well as its elaborate theme parties, such as "Leather and Lace".

The club counts five U.S. Presidents (John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy) among its noteworthy members. President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... For other persons named John Adams, see John Adams (disambiguation). ... John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was a diplomat, politician, and the sixth President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829). ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ...

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the Radcliffe Pitches, and the Harvard Krokodiloes were founded at the Hasty Pudding Club. Though these groups sometimes share clubhouse space and have various social affiliations with the Pudding, their activities are focused on the performing arts, and they select members through open auditions. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, known informally simply as The Pudding, is a theatrical student society at Harvard University, known for its burlesque musicals and for its status as the oldest collegiate theatrical organization in the United States. ... The Radcliffe Pitches is Harvard Universitys premiere female a cappella (or a capella) singing ensemble, founded in 1975 at the historic Hasty Pudding Club. ... Logo Founded in 1946, The Harvard Krokodiloes are Harvard Universitys oldest a cappella singing group. ...

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Hasty pudding is also known as cornmeal mush, corn grits, Indian pudding or polenta.
The university eventually accepted the club, but Harvard was a male-only school, and it had a rule that a man could be expelled for dressing in women's clothing.
The Hasty Pudding Club is the oldest theatrical society in America.
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