At the meeting, which was held by a committee charged with reviewing the General Education program, students and administrators discussed the purpose of Gen Ed.
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Princeton’s faculty voted Monday to immediately terminate the policy, which mandated that no more than 35 percent of grades awarded by each department could fall in the A range.
If the proposal is approved, Malan’s CS50 lectures would be streamed to Yale, where an on-the-ground instructor and support staff will hold standard sections and office hours, according to Yale Computer Science Department head Joan Feigenbaum.
Law enforcement offered no updates on their investigation into death threats emailed to Harvard affiliates even as more evidence continued to arrive in students’ inboxes Monday.
A person who self-identified as Huy Dinh has repeatedly emailed College students as early as April from the same Google Mail address that sent a violent death threat to several hundred people Friday.
Anant Agarwal, the platform’s CEO, announced the launch of the new courses on the edX blog Tuesday.
Faculty members and undergraduates discussed revisiting the decision to no longer display course difficulty scores on Wednesday at a Committee for Undergraduate Education meeting.
The meeting was hosted in Eliot House by the committee tasked with reviewing the Gen Ed program and producing a report assessing its current state.
Twenty-seven courses primarily covering Advanced Placement material will be used as a supplement to traditional high school courses.
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."
HarvardX faculty and administrators are applying a variety of marketing strategies to spread the word about the courses they offer.
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.
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.
The meetings will contribute to a report assessing the state of the Gen Ed Program.