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Student Life

Honor Council 2.0?

Two years in, some are questioning the Honor Council's role—and whether it can fulfill it.

Mark Zuckerberg at HAA meeting

Zuckerberg Asks Graduates to Create ‘Purpose’ in the World

Zuckerberg said the biggest challenge facing Harvard’s Class of 2017 is to create a world “where everyone has a sense of purpose.”

Mark E. Zuckerberg

College Confers 1,541 Degrees at 366th Commencement

​Harvard awarded 7,054 degrees and 12 certificates during the University’s 366th Commencement in a rainy Tercentenary Theatre Thursday morning.

Faust at Commencement

Faust Advocates for Free Speech in Commencement Address

University President Drew G. Faust laid out an impassioned defense of free speech in her annual Commencement address Thursday.


Some Accused of Cheating in CS50 Sought Legal Counsel

One lawyer said Harvard is unlikely to face lawsuits from students accused of cheating in CS50 because the cases are “awfully hard” to prosecute.

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana
College Administration

Khurana Favorability Hits All-Time Low

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana's favorability rating has halved since he assumed the deanship two years ago, according to a survey conducted by The Crimson.

Harry Lewis
College Administration

Harry's Harvard

Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis '68 calls himself a “Harvard lifer”—a breed he fears is dying out.

Administrative Savior
College Administration

Khurana: A Case Study

Rakesh Khurana's scholarship on organizational behavior provides, for him, a guiding philosophy to approach his deanship.

Debate Watch

Harvard Democrats and Republican Club Jointly Denounce Comey Firing

The College Democrats and Republican Club denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to fire James Comey, former director of the FBI, in an unusual joint statement.

Binary Lights

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.

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

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 Lecture

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.


Six Harvard Students Arrested at Boston Protest

​Six Harvard students were arrested after they held a sit-in at the Suffolk County House of Correction in protest of the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants.

College Administration

Harvard Transgender Rights Pamphlet Prompts Conservative Backlash Online

A pamphlet providing information about transgender rights distributed by the College’s Office for BGLTQ Student Life drew attention and criticism from various conservative and Christian websites over the past week.