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Science Center Bomb Threat
Crime

Science Center Bomb Threat

A lone armed guard stands watch in front of evacuated Science Center Saturday morning as police investigate bomb threats.

Authorities at Holworthy
Crime

Authorities at Holworthy

Local authorities leave Holworthy Hall in Harvard Yard after sweeping the building for potential bombs early Saturday afternoon.

Authorities at Holworthy
Crime

Campus Given ‘All Clear’ After Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuations

HUPD Spokesperson Steven G. Catalano announced that campus buildings were safe in an email to the University community shortly before 1 p.m. Catalano wrote that “no information was found to substantiate the threat” but that buildings were nevertheless searched “out of an abundance of caution.”

Harvard Yard

Yardfest 2014

Yardfest 2014
Harvard Yard

Yardfest 2014

Janelle Monae riles up the crowd during her Yardfest performance, which was organized by the College Events Board.

Holden Chapel
Religion

Services, Cadavers, and Collegium: The History of Holden Chapel

A young Holyoke of the Class of 1746 chronicled the happenings at Harvard College before his admission: “1742, June 2. Foundation of the Chapel Laid Some part of ye begin’g of this month. [sic]” Thus he recorded the beginning of a symbolic change in the Harvard Yard: the construction of its first chapel. Despite the many religious commitments of Harvard men, who read the Scriptures multiple times in a day and practiced the teachings of the Bible, a century went by until Holden was built.

Housing Day 2014
House Life

Snowfall Does Not Chill Housing Day Spirit

Persistent snowfall and gusts of wind did not prevent upperclassmen from flocking to the Yard in full force to participate in Harvard’s annual Housing Day festivities Thursday morning.

Bomb Squad Units
Harvard Yard

Bomb Squad Units

Boston Police bomb squad units leave Sever Hall after checking the premises for any bomb threats.

On Kirkland Street
HUPD

On Kirkland Street

Massachusetts State Police officers wait on Kirkland St. Monday afternoon after reports of explosives in four Harvard buildings. CORRECTION: Dec. 16, 2013: An earlier version of this caption incorrectly identified the street where the Mass. State Police were were waiting. In fact, it was Kirkland St.

Emerson Hall Reopening
Harvard Yard

Emerson Hall Reopening

Students enter Emerson Hall to take their final examinations after it had been deemed safe by University officials.

Annenberg Police Meeting
HUPD

Annenberg Police Meeting

Police authorities congregate in the basement of Annenberg Hall to discuss further actions around noon Monday.

LS1a Examination
Harvard Yard

LS1a Examination

Students pack up their belongings and leave Geological Lecture Hall after taking their Life Sciences 1a final examination. The exam continued as information about the explosives threat came through.

A Song of Ice and Snow
Harvard Yard

A Song of Ice and Snow

The Greater Boston Area experienced heavy snowfall this past weekend. Some inbound and outbound flights were postponed due to the severe weather.

Hello Ladies
College

Hello Ladies

One Primal Scream runner "wore" a greeting for his female classmates to the biannual nude race around Harvard Yard.

Hello Ladies
On Campus

Donning Hats, Capes, and Little Else, Harvard Students Celebrate Primal Scream

At the stroke of midnight, the ordinarily humorless air of Harvard Yard during reading period gave way to the exhilaration of Primal Scream as clothes flew off, towels were flung, and boxers dropped to the ground.

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Then Rain Comes

musee
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Rainy Day Impression

Heidelberg
Highlight

Saudade, or Nostalgia

Unlocking the Map
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Unlocking the Map