Phi Beta Kappa Welcomes 25 Harvard Juniors
Twenty-five juniors at Harvard College learned of their induction into the Alpha Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, through an email from the Office of Undergraduate Education on March 28.
Sciences Dean Stubbs Lauds Return to Campus As Division Expands to Quantum Realm
Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said the return to in-person instruction has been “energizing” as he outlined updates regarding the Sciences Division’s ongoing endeavors in a Tuesday interview with The Crimson.
Harvard Courses Turn to Monitored Exams, Open-Book Assessments, and Faith in Students As Classes Move Online
With the first week of online classes underway, faculty say they have faith in the College’s Honor Code to guard against the temptation of mid-exam Googling.
CS50 Releases Report on ‘Regret Clause,’ Cheating Cases
Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I” released a report about the long-term efficacy of its “regret clause,” an academic honesty policy that stirred controversy upon its induction in 2014 for allegedly bypassing the Honor Council.
Brigitte Libby Named Assistant Dean of Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
Current Pforzheimer House resident dean Brigitte A. B. Libby will assume the position, which helps oversee the Honor Council, starting June 4.
Honor Council Increases Student Outreach, Meets With Athletic Teams
The College’s Honor Council is increasing its outreach to students this semester as part of a broader push to grow the body’s influence on campus.
Ec10, CS50 Once Again Top Course Enrollment
Keeping in line with last fall’s enrollment numbers, Economics 10 edged out Computer Science 50 as the College's most sought-after class.
CS50 Updates Course Policies, Asks Students To Go To Class
Students shopping one of Harvard’s most popular undergraduate courses will arrive in Sanders Theater tomorrow to a changed CS50.
Some Accused of Cheating in CS50 Sought Legal Counsel
One lawyer said Harvard is unlikely to face lawsuits from students accused of cheating in CS50 because the cases are “awfully hard” to prosecute.
With CS50 Cheating Cases, FAS Dean Taking Hands-Off Approach
FAS Dean Michael D. Smith said he was reluctant “to get involved too deeply” in the Computer Science department, where he still teaches.
As CS50 Expanded, Course Materials Became More Publicly Available
Some CS50 staffers said the course’s recent expansion and online availability of answer keys likely contributed to high levels of academic dishonesty.
For Some in CS50, Collaboration Policy Was Too Vague
Former students and course staff said course policy was unclear about what constituted cheating, creating the potential for unintentional violations.
Sophomores, Sciences Saw Most Honor Council Cases Last Year
The vast majority of 115 academic dishonesty cases the College’s Honor Council heard last academic year occurred in courses offered in the Sciences Division or the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, according to the adjudicating body’s first-ever annual report.
Professors Ask Computers to Catch Cheating
Professors are more widely employing algorithms, from decades-old codes to ones created by instructors, as an automated means to detect plagiarism in student assignments.
Honor Council Takes to Dining Halls To Expand Outreach
Undergraduate members of the student-faculty body tasked with implementing the College’s first honor code are reaching out to their classmates in dining halls and lecture halls about the goals and philosophy of the young committee.