Academic Integrity


Harvard Extension School Administrator Accused of Plagiarism in Anonymous Complaint

Harvard Extension School administrator Shirley R. Greene was accused of 42 instances of plagiarism in her 2008 University of Michigan dissertation in a complaint sent to the University Friday — the latest in a string of anonymous plagiarism complaints against Black Harvard officials.


While Some Harvard Students Say Gay’s Resignation Sets ‘Bad Precedent,’ Others Say It Is Long Overdue

Harvard students had mixed reactions to the resignation of former University president Claudine Gay — while some viewed it as necessary to uphold academic integrity, others saw it as a surrender to influential donors and political actors.


House Committee Extends Harvard’s Deadline to Provide Documents About Gay’s Plagiarism Scandal

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce extended the Friday deadline it gave Harvard to provide documents related to its congressional investigation into plagiarism allegations against University President Claudine Gay.


Harvard President Claudine Gay to Submit 3 Additional Corrections, Corporation Says Improper Citations Fall Short of Research Misconduct

Harvard President Claudine Gay will request three corrections to her 1997 Ph.D. dissertation in the latest series of updates Gay has submitted amid mounting allegations of plagiarism against the University’s embattled leader.


Congress Widens Investigation into Harvard to Include Plagiarism Allegations Against President Claudine Gay

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce expanded the scope of its congressional investigation into Harvard to include allegations of plagiarism against University President Claudine Gay, the committee wrote in a letter to the Harvard Corporation Wednesday.


Harvard President Claudine Gay Submits Corrections to Two Articles Amid Allegations of Plagiarism

Harvard President Claudine Gay submitted corrections to two articles published in 2001 and 2017, after the Harvard Corporation acknowledged allegations of plagiarism against her earlier this week, University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain wrote in a statement Friday.


Despite Support From Corporation, Harvard President Gay Under Fire Over Plagiarism Allegations

Harvard President Claudine Gay is facing allegations of plagiarism after a report in the Washington Free Beacon on Monday and a Sunday post on Substack claimed she plagiarized portions of four academic works over 24 years, including her 1997 Ph.D. dissertation at Harvard.


Phi Beta Kappa Welcomes 25 Harvard Juniors

Twenty-five juniors at Harvard College learned of their induction into the Alpha Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, through an email from the Office of Undergraduate Education on March 28.


Sciences Dean Stubbs Lauds Return to Campus As Division Expands to Quantum Realm

Dean of Science Christopher W. Stubbs said the return to in-person instruction has been “energizing” as he outlined updates regarding the Sciences Division’s ongoing endeavors in a Tuesday interview with The Crimson.


CS50 Releases Report on ‘Regret Clause,’ Cheating Cases

Computer Science 50: “Introduction to Computer Science I” released a report about the long-term efficacy of its “regret clause,” an academic honesty policy that stirred controversy upon its induction in 2014 for allegedly bypassing the Honor Council.


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.


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