Gov 1310 Cheating Scandal
Ten Stories That Shaped the 2010s
The past decade at Harvard has been anything but boring. The University witnessed a bevy of challenges — cheating scandals and financial troubles, lawsuits and strikes. Here, The Crimson takes a look back at stories that defined Harvard over the past ten years.
Honor Council Increases Student Outreach, Meets With Athletic Teams
The College’s Honor Council is increasing its outreach to students this semester as part of a broader push to grow the body’s influence on campus.
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.
Students Sign Honor Affirmation on Final Assignments
During final exams, and on final papers and assignments, undergraduates have starting affirming their awareness of Harvard College’s first honor code, which went into effect this semester.
The View From the Press Box
The athletic communications office is often overlooked, but it is influential in its efforts to promote Harvard’s varsity sports teams.
At Honor Code Panel, Students and Faculty Talk Communication
“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.
To Curtail Cheating, Study Suggests Randomly Assigned Seats
A study co-authored by Steven D. Levitt suggests that assigning students randomly to seats during exams significantly reduces instances of cheating.
Honor Council Members Adjust Schedules as Hearings Begin
Undergraduate members of the Honor Council—the student-faculty body tasked with enforcing the honor code—are adjusting their schedules as the Council hears its first slate of academic integrity cases.
Harvard College Rolls Out Its First Honor Code With Fanfare
Administrators are introducing the policy in an attempt to make sure students are aware of it.
With Honor Code, College Looks To Turn a New Page
The new honor code that College administrators are touting as a cornerstone of students’ education comes three years after the Government 1310 cheating scandal.
Men’s Hockey’s McNally, Michalek, and Everson Denied Additional Year of Eligibility
The NCAA has denied goaltender Steve Michalek and defensemen Patrick McNally and Max Everson an additional year of NCAA eligibility, bringing an end to a long period of uncertainty for the trio of NHL draft picks.
College Stalls Plans for Ad Board Database Meant To Increase Transparency
The Administrative Board has repeatedly pushed the database’s target release date back, amid concerns that the summaries could compromise the privacy of individual students.
Ad Board Statistics Show Decline in Withdrawals
The Ad Board required five undergraduates to temporarily withdraw from the College in the 2013-2014 academic year in disciplinary cases related to sexual “social behavior.”
Integrity Committee Prepares to Assemble Honor Council
The student-faculty judicial body will be chosen and trained by the Academic Integrity Committee.
Honor Code Would Face Tough Challenges in Inculcating Culture Shift
Those charged with implementing the honor code may encounter hurdles created by a restructured disciplinary system and a community that may be apathetic to the policy’s purpose.
Honor Proposal Would Catch Harvard Up, Incrementally, With the Times
While some members of the committee that drafted the proposal acknowledge its limited scope, they maintain that changes to Harvard’s disciplinary process must be incremental to be effective.
Ellison To Depart Harvard for Chicago This Summer
Ellison, the administrator who helped oversee the adjudication of last year’s Government 1310 cheating scandal, will leave Harvard this summer to become the dean of students in the college at the University of Chicago.
2012-2013 Ad Board Stats Reflect Three-Fold Spike in Academic Dishonesty Cases
According to the statistics, 97 students involved in academic integrity cases were required to withdraw in 2012-2013, the year that saw Harvard’s largest cheating investigation in recent memory.
Out of Spotlight, Hammonds Quietly Prepares for New Research Initiative
Nine months after she left University Hall and her tenure as dean of Harvard College, Evelynn M. Hammonds is laying the groundwork for a new research initiative and her return to the classroom.
One Year After Secret Searches, Faculty Say Governance Grievances Fading
Committee Refines Honor Board Language as Proposal Moves Forward
Members of the Academic Integrity Committee are in the process of refining the language of a draft proposal for a student-faculty judiciary board that would hear academic dishonesty cases included as a part of what would be the College’s first honor code.
Honor Code Draft Ready for Student Feedback, Faculty Discussion
The Academic Integrity Committee will hold a series of meetings across campus over the next week to solicit student feedback on the honor code.
As Expected, Honor Code Draft Outlines Student-Faculty Judiciary Board, Integrity Statement
Student members of the Academic Integrity Committee shared the draft Tuesday evening at the first of four meetings scheduled to cull student feedback on the honor code draft.
Ad Board Cheating Statistics from Year That Saw Gov 1310 Yet To Be Made Public
The unreleased statistics are expected to show a number of forced withdrawals in academic dishonesty cases at least three-and-a-half times higher than the previous five-year average of 21.