Gov 1310 Cheating Scandal

Honor Code Panel
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Students Sign Honor Affirmation on Final Assignments

During final exams, and on final papers and assignments, undergraduates have starting affirming their awareness of Harvard College’s first honor code, which went into effect this semester.

On the Field
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The View From the Press Box

The athletic communications office is often overlooked, but it is influential in its efforts to promote Harvard’s varsity sports teams.

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At Honor Code Panel, Students and Faculty Talk Communication

“The vast majority of faculty really do care, and the vast majority of students care. Yet I think a good portion of the time, we miss each other in unintentional ways,” said Brett Flehinger, the Honor Council’s secretary.

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To Curtail Cheating, Study Suggests Randomly Assigned Seats

A study co-authored by Steven D. Levitt suggests that assigning students randomly to seats during exams significantly reduces instances of cheating.

Updates on the Honor Council
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Honor Council Members Adjust Schedules as Hearings Begin

Undergraduate members of the Honor Council—the student-faculty body tasked with enforcing the honor code—are adjusting their schedules as the Council hears its first slate of academic integrity cases.

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Harvard College Rolls Out Its First Honor Code With Fanfare

Administrators are introducing the policy in an attempt to make sure students are aware of it.

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With Honor Code, College Looks To Turn a New Page

The new honor code that College administrators are touting as a cornerstone of students’ education comes three years after the Government 1310 cheating scandal.

Moving On
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Men’s Hockey’s McNally, Michalek, and Everson Denied Additional Year of Eligibility

​The NCAA has denied goaltender Steve Michalek and defensemen Patrick McNally and Max Everson an additional year of NCAA eligibility, bringing an end to a long period of uncertainty for the trio of NHL draft picks.

Updates on the Honor Council
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College Stalls Plans for Ad Board Database Meant To Increase Transparency

The Administrative Board has repeatedly pushed the database’s target release date back, amid concerns that the summaries could compromise the privacy of individual students.

Ad Board Disciplinary Withdrawals
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Ad Board Statistics Show Decline in Withdrawals

The Ad Board required five undergraduates to temporarily withdraw from the College in the 2013-2014 academic year in disciplinary cases related to sexual “social behavior.”

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Integrity Committee Prepares to Assemble Honor Council

The student-faculty judicial body will be chosen and trained by the Academic Integrity Committee.

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Honor Code Would Face Tough Challenges in Inculcating Culture Shift

Those charged with implementing the honor code may encounter hurdles created by a restructured disciplinary system and a community that may be apathetic to the policy’s purpose.

Lining Up Harvard's Proposed Honor Code
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Honor Proposal Would Catch Harvard Up, Incrementally, With the Times

While some members of the committee that drafted the proposal acknowledge its limited scope, they maintain that changes to Harvard’s disciplinary process must be incremental to be effective.

Jay Ellison
College Administration

Ellison To Depart Harvard for Chicago This Summer

Ellison, the administrator who helped oversee the adjudication of last year’s Government 1310 cheating scandal, will leave Harvard this summer to become the dean of students in the college at the University of Chicago.

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2012-2013 Ad Board Stats Reflect Three-Fold Spike in Academic Dishonesty Cases

According to the statistics, 97 students involved in academic integrity cases were required to withdraw in 2012-2013, the year that saw Harvard’s largest cheating investigation in recent memory.