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Sever Gate

A student walks by Sever Gate after Harvard Yard had been closed Monday afternoon. The University locked down the Yard after reports of explosives in four Harvard buildings.

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.

Gallery: Authorities Descend on Harvard Yard Amid Reports of Explosives

Harvard University Police Department, Cambridge Police Department, and the Cambridge Fire Department joined state and federal authorities in a sweep of campus buildings Monday morning after HUPD received unconfirmed reports of explosives on campus.

Five Ways TFs Can Stop Students from Attending Office Hours

As Benjamin Franklin famously (kind of) said, “at Harvard, nothing can be said to be certain, except lazy TFs and overeager students.” Whether because they’re struggling with an assignment or hoping to suck up to their grader, overeager students can regularly be found at TFs’ office hours. So for those lazy TFs out there, here are the top five ways to deter students from showing up when you’re just trying to get ahead on your dissertation and watch some Hulu.