Publish and Perish | The Boston Phoenix

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Publication: The Boston Phoenix

Publish and Perish? Blogging Harvard courses could revolutionize open education—if its contributors aren’t expelled first

The Final Club, which pays students to morph their class notes into thoughtful reaction-paper-type essays, sounds good on principle, but is actually in violation of school rules. Since the 1930s— when private tutoring schools surfaced around campus, paying for lecture notes and papers, and creating cramming courses—the Harvard handbook has stated that students who sell class materials are “liable and may be required to withdraw.”

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