First CS50 Lecture

CS50 Changes Cheating Reporting, Adds ‘Academic Integrity Fellow’

​Staff for CS50 have changed the way they report academic dishonesty cases to the Honor Council roughly a year after a wave of cheating swept the class.

10 Stories

Ten Stories That Shaped 2017

2017 saw tectonic changes—ranging from Harvard's decision to keep the College's controversial social life policy to its launch of a presidential search destined to chart the course for decades to come. The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined a tempestuous year.

Harvard Undergraduate Concentrations by Year

Economics Remains Most Popular Concentration

Economics retained its position as the most popular concentration at the College this fall, with 671 undergraduates—​a slight increase from last year.

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CS50 Sees Uptick in Sat/Unsat Students After Policy Change

The new policy was one of many sweeping changes made to the class this year after more than 60 students appeared before the College’s Honor Council in 2016.

CS50 orientation
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.

CS50 Strength

This Is Not CS50

If you are enrolled in my class, you actually have to come to my lectures. No longer can you be in my class and not be in my class. This isn’t Schrödinger’s Class, Bubble Bass.

Course Enrollment Fall 2017

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.


Coding Better Conduct

As it is never straightforward for such a large class to change from year to year, we commend CS50’​s responsiveness to recent events.

CS50 orientation
On Campus

CS50 orientation

CS50 held an orientation this afternoon in the Science Center for students taking the course.

CS50 orientation
Student Life

Dean of Undergrad Ed Visits CS50, Tells Students Not to Cheat

Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris implored students in the CS50 not to cheat on assignments at an orientation session Wednesday night.

CS50 Lecture

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.

CS50 Fair

In Yale's CS50, Cheating Cases Rare

Only five Yale students faced academic dishonesty charges involving computer code for any course in fall 2016.

CS50 Lecture

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.

Binary Lights

In ‘Unusual’ Timeline, Honor Council Review of CS50 Cases Lasted Through February

​The email from CS50 head instructor David J. Malan ’99 arrived when one student was sitting in the airport on Jan. 9, waiting to board a flight home for winter break.

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.