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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.

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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.

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Honor Council Reports Drop in Academic Violation Cases

Harvard College’s Honor Council saw a drop in the number of cases it heard during the 2018-2019 academic year, posting only 64 for the year in the annual report it released last week.

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College Administration

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.

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College Administration

Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay Harris to Step Down

​Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris will step down at the end of the academic year after almost a decade in one of the College’s top administrative position.

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Honor Council Town-Hall Meeting

Brett Flehinger, the Secretary of the Honor Council, Jack W. Jue '18, and Margery W. Tong '17 speak at a town-hall meeting on the Honor Code.

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Honor Council Increases Training Sessions for Teaching Fellows

The added trainings come on the heels of a broader outreach effort intended to grow the Council’s influence on campus.

Brett Flehinger
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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.

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Brett Flehinger

Brett Flehinger, the Secretary of the Honor Council and the Associate Dean for Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, discusses the Honor Council report released Monday with Jack W. Jue '18, a voting member of the Council.

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College News

Honor Council Reports 'Inappropriate Collaboration' Cases Doubled Last Year

In its report, the Honor Council obliquely referenced CS50, writing that “one large introductory course” had skewed the data for last year.

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Student Life

Honor Council 2.0?

Two years in, some are questioning the Honor Council's role—and whether it can fulfill it.

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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.

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A Wave of Cheating Cases in CS50

Over 60 enrollees in Harvard's flagship computer science course appeared before the Honor Council to face allegations of academic dishonesty. Here's a look at what's happened and why.

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