One lawyer said Harvard is unlikely to face lawsuits from students accused of cheating in CS50 because the cases are “awfully hard” to prosecute.
A new course at the Business School focuses on case studies featuring black protagonists in an effort to address a “blatant absence of inclusion” in the school’s curriculum.
Some CS50 staffers said the course’s recent expansion and online availability of answer keys likely contributed to high levels of academic dishonesty.
Because of the way CS50 reviews cases of academic dishonesty, students likely did not learn of cheating allegations against them until months after they potentially violated course policy.
Former students and course staff said course policy was unclear about what constituted cheating, creating the potential for unintentional violations.
Students say they are pleased by the Cabot Science Library's modern look, with some declaring the airy Science Center space now superior to Lamont Library.
The initial batches of Theater, Dance, and Media concentrators largely laud the program, though some say it can be difficult to balance its multiple components.
The Department of Music will adopt a new undergraduate curriculum beginning in fall 2017, decreasing the number of courses concentrators must take and making more courses eligible for concentration credit.