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Gen Ed Town Hall
On Campus

Gen Ed Town Hall

Members of the Harvard community gather in the Eliot JCR Tuesday evening for the first Gen Ed Town Hall Meeting.

College

In First Meeting, Committee Discusses Reevaluating Difficulty Score

Faculty members and undergraduates discussed revisiting the decision to no longer display course difficulty scores on Wednesday at a Committee for Undergraduate Education meeting.

Academics

EdX To Offer High School Level Courses

Twenty-seven courses primarily covering Advanced Placement material will be used as a supplement to traditional high school courses.

First Day of CS50
College Administration

CS50 Introduces New Integrity Policy, Bypassing Ad Board

Students who violate academic honesty standards in CS50 may no longer be referred to the Ad Board for investigation, under a newly formalized “regret clause."

Academics

edX Study: Online Course Comparable to On-Campus Counterpart

A free virtual classroom can be just as conducive to learning as a traditional university setting, according to a study conducted by MIT researchers concerning MOOCs.

Electrical Engineering
Student Life

In Lead-Up to Allston Move, SEAS Running Short on Space

Faced with increasing numbers of instructors and concentrators, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is running out of space ahead of its partial move to Allston.

Sciences Division

Molecular and Cellular Bio Updates Receive Good Reviews

Administrators behind the revamping of Molecular and Cellular Biology did not have to wait long to gauge the popularity of their new programs, courses, and requirement changes, said Alexander F. Schier, department chair of MCB

Meet Michael P. Burke, The Registrar
College

With New Catalog, Admins Hope To Re-Invent Browsing Experience

Administrators hope a new course catalog tool will spur students to reflect on their educational goals when searching for courses, even as some professors worry that more targeted search tools will limit exploration.

FAS

Student Billing System To Roll Out in November

The creation of this student system is one of the first steps of a larger effort to centralize existing web systems and make it easier to pay bills, submit study cards, and register online.

College

Gen Ed Review Committee To Hold Town Hall Meetings

The meetings will contribute to a report assessing the state of the Gen Ed Program.

Gen Ed

Entering Fifth Year, Science and Cooking Continues To Draw Crowds

The Science of Cooking begins its fifth year with chefs Dave Arnold and Harold McGee.

College

Ad Board Cracks Down on Simultaneous Enrollment

The policy change comes after a five-year uptick in petitions for simultaneous enrollment.

Books
Academics

Freshman Survey Part III: Inside the Classroom and Out

Part III of The Crimson’s survey of the Class of 2018 examines the academic and extracurricular pursuits of the incoming freshmen.

Undergraduate Council

UC Negotiates with Administrators to Reverse Q-Guide Changes

Over the summer, members of the Undergraduate Council negotiated with administrators in an effort to reverse the Faculty Council’s decision on removing course difficulty scores from the Q Guide starting in 2015.

First Day Of Classes
College

First Day Sees Crowded Classes, Imprecise Pre-Term Planning

Professor Mathias Risse said he has "given up making any predictions about enrollment" based on pre-term planning numbers after another shopping week started with students cramming themselves into classrooms across campus.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board