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Jordan H. Hayashi ’16, left, a teaching fellow for CS50, assists a student during CS50 office hours in Widener Library on Monday evening.
“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.
Students and teaching fellows congregate in Widener Library for one of many CS50 office hours planned for the coming months. In prior years, office hours were held in places like Annenberg and Mather House, but this year will feature them for the first time in the historic library.
Stephen A. Turban '17, an economics concentrator, seeks help during the new student-led Economics Question Center, which runs Sunday-Thursday. Turban said that "office hours are the biggest thing people miss out on in college."
“We don’t have a fundamental agreement across the populace about why we have schools.”
lyby decided to do some eavesdropping to document the mayhem that went on before p-sets were due the next day at noon.
The scene is familiar to many—chairs scattered, cups strewn over surfaces, students huddled around a lone TF, perhaps trying to debug a piece of rogue code or attempting to solve a complicated differential equation. To some, this is the scene of a battlefield, where one's hopes of getting a good night's sleep quickly vanquish. To others, however, there are only two questions—where the hell did all the food go, and who is to blame for the disappearance of the beloved ranger cookies?
In a format inspired by the Apple Store’s Genius Bar, arriving students log in to the course website, cs50.net, and access CS50 Queue—a new application crafted this summer by Teaching Fellow Thomas M. MacWilliam ’13.
In our new Office Hours series, we interview some of Harvard's most colorful professors on issues related, or sometimes unrelated, to their field of expertise. In this edition, Professor Andrew Berry talks about Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the beauty of evolutionary theory.