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.

The Class of 2017, By the Numbers

The Graduating Class of 2017, By the Numbers

This week, the Harvard College Class of 2017 will enter a world still divided over November’s presidential election and, overwhelmingly, begin their post-graduate lives deeply pessimistic about the direction the country is headed.

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Ethnic or Cultural Groups

The Four-Decade Road to Ethnic Studies

At Harvard, real pressures—both financial and ideological—loom along the road to a comprehensive ethnic studies program.

HBS Tata Hall

New Black Entrepreneurship Course Draws Strong Interest

​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.

Computer Science

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.

Binary Lights

Under CS50 Policy, Accused Students Likely Left in Dark

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.

CS50 Office Hours in Widener

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.


67 Undergraduates Win Hoopes Prizes

The College notified sixty-seven undergraduates on Thursday that they had received the 2017 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, which recognizes students for excellence in research and scholarly work.

PBK Recipients

24 Juniors Selected to Join Phi Beta Kappa

This week, 24 Harvard juniors were selected to join the country's oldest honor society.

Mike Smith at Convocation

Faculty Salaries to Increase by Only 1.5 Percent

Members of Harvard’s faculty and non-unionized staff will see their salaries increase by only 1.5 percent for fiscal year 2018, an atypically low increase outpaced by the current rate of inflation.

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Student Life

For Some Students, Renovated Cabot Science Library Tops Lamont

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.


Two Years In, Mixed Reviews for Theater, Dance, and Media Concentration

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.

University Hall

No Women Elected to Faculty Council

At Tuesday's meeting, professors also pressed Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris on a proposed "Thinking with Data" course requirement.


Music Department to Adopt New Curriculum Beginning Fall 2017

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.