CS50

CS50 Strength
Levity

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
College

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.

Editorials

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
College

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
College

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
College

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.

CS50
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
College

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
College

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.

CS50 Lecture
College

More than 60 Fall CS50 Enrollees Faced Academic Dishonesty Charges

More than 60 students enrolled in CS50 last semester appeared before the Honor Council in a wave of academic dishonesty cases that has stretched the Council to its limits.

CS50 Lecture
College

Harvard Moves Forward in CS50 Trademark Application

The letters “TM” could eventually adorn the T-shirts and posters seen around campus for Harvard’s flagship undergraduate computer science course.

Student Groups

CS50 at Yale Hits Sophomore Slump

​Harvard’s Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I” saw a significant drop in enrollment at Yale University as it kicks off its second year. In the meantime, the course staff have been busy making changes to the course’s curriculum, staff, and lecture structure.