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A lone armed guard stands watch in front of evacuated Science Center Saturday morning as police investigate bomb threats.
Local authorities leave Holworthy Hall in Harvard Yard after sweeping the building for potential bombs early Saturday afternoon.
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.”
Janelle Monae riles up the crowd during her Yardfest performance, which was organized by the College Events Board.
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.
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.
Boston Police bomb squad units leave Sever Hall after checking the premises for any bomb threats.
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.
Students enter Emerson Hall to take their final examinations after it had been deemed safe by University officials.
Police authorities congregate in the basement of Annenberg Hall to discuss further actions around noon Monday.
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.
The Greater Boston Area experienced heavy snowfall this past weekend. Some inbound and outbound flights were postponed due to the severe weather.
One Primal Scream runner "wore" a greeting for his female classmates to the biannual nude race around Harvard Yard.
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.