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Third Gen Ed Town Hall Draws Deans, Four Students

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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HarvardX Has an Anthem, and It Gets Better

Nothing screams educational innovation and massive open online courseware like dubstep.

Academics

Princeton Grade Deflation Reversal Disappoints Some Here

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.

First Day of CS50
College

Yale Considers Proposal To Offer CS50 Next Fall

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.

Crime

Investigation Unresolved, Yet Another Email Hits Inboxes

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.

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Crime

Account Linked to Death Threats Was Emailing Harvard Students for Months

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.

Harvard in the World

EdX Joins Professional Education Market

Anant Agarwal, the platform’s CEO, announced the launch of the new courses on the edX blog Tuesday.

College

In First Meeting, Committee Discusses Reevaluating Difficulty Score

Faculty members and undergraduates discussed revisiting the decision to no longer display course difficulty scores on Wednesday at a Committee for Undergraduate Education meeting.

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College

First Town Hall Reflects Confusion about Gen Ed

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.

Academics

EdX To Offer High School Level Courses

Twenty-seven courses primarily covering Advanced Placement material will be used as a supplement to traditional high school courses.

First Day of CS50
College Administration

CS50 Introduces New Integrity Policy, Bypassing Ad Board

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."

Harvard in the World

Amidst Competition, HarvardX Turns to New Marketing Strategies

HarvardX faculty and administrators are applying a variety of marketing strategies to spread the word about the courses they offer.

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College

With New Catalog, Admins Hope To Re-Invent Browsing Experience

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.

FAS

Student Billing System To Roll Out in November

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.

College

Gen Ed Review Committee To Hold Town Hall Meetings

The meetings will contribute to a report assessing the state of the Gen Ed Program.

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