Five years after the Wabash Report, Harvey Mudd continues to reckon with workload and culture

Five years ago, in March 2017, TSL published the leaked Wabash Report, a 2015 investigation that exposed the severity of Harvey Mudd College’s curriculum and workload. Students quoted in the report spoke about sacrificing sleep, hobbies, hygiene and religious practices in order to manage their classes.

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With enrollment doubled and staffing down a third, Harvey Mudd engineering students face a tough year

While the pandemic has presented challenges for students across the board, engineering students at Harvey Mudd College are having a particularly difficult time this year. The inability to take in-person classes during the pandemic translated to a surge in enrollment this year for required classes like E80, Experimental Engineering. Coupled with a faculty shortage in the department caused by a hiring freeze amid the pandemic, students say the surge is making a notoriously demanding program even more difficult.

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Harvey Mudd Addresses Workload: Leaked Report Advocates Reform

TSL recently obtained a leaked report conducted at the request of Harvey Mudd College’s Teaching and Learning Committee in Oct. 2015. In the report, students and faculty participated in private focus groups evaluating the impact of HMC’s workload and honor code. The findings of the researchers, Charlie Blaich and Kathy Wise

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