Earlier this week at Farkas Hall, Andrew Farkas announced that the Hasty Pudding Club, Krokodiloes and Hasty Pudding Theatricals have merged into one group known as The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770. The new conglomerate will be directed by two alumni and Andrew Farkas, who graduated in 1982 and is a former president of the Hasty Pudding Club. During the announcement, Farkas explained that the merger signifies a testament to the clubs’ history together and a desire to combine their theatrical and social causes.
The Hasty Pudding Club was founded in 1770 and both the Krokodiloes and the Hasty Pudding Theatricals were established at the Club’s headquarters. Individuals in the Krokodiloes and the Hasty Pudding Theatricals will now be given membership into the Club as a result of the merger.
A letter was sent to alumni of all three groups by the graduate advisory board of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and Hasty Pudding Club. “We stand poised now to pursue a renaissance of our shared traditions, and to extend the Pudding’s recognition to new and exciting heights,” the letter read.
Last year, Andrew Farkas made a donation to Harvard which led to the renaming of the New College Theatre to Farkas Hall.