CAMBRIDGE, MA - Harvard University recently introduced a new system of re-admission for students on leaves on absence, to replace the old system, the following vision test:
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In addition to passing a Pacer Test in the MAC, students will now have to complete a 137-step verification process done via Duo Mobile. The system was originally built as a CS50 final project, but was deemed too tedious by David Malan.
“The new verification system can be completed in one sitting!” said Paul J. Barreira, MD, outgoing director of Harvard University Health Services.” “One sixteen-hour sitting. If your phone dies during the test, you’re automatically considered unfit for re-admission and escorted off campus by an armed guard.”
Many advocates for mental health have expressed outrage. “Frankly,” said one Room 13 counselor, before starting a 45 minute speech about norms. From the best we can discern, she seems to disapprove of the new Duo Mobile system.