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Harvard partially evacuated amid reports of explosives on campus

Harvard University was partially evacuated Monday morning after school officials sent out an alert about explosives on campus.

"Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson," said the campus alert sent at 9:02 a.m. "Please evacuate those buildings now."

Officials at the Cambridge, Mass., school said there had been no reports of explosions. Campus and Cambridge police were investigating the reports.

The evacuated buildings were diverse. For example, Thayer Hall is a freshman dorm, while Emerson Hall houses the school's department of philosophy.

It is finals week for many classes at Harvard, according to the university's exam schedule.

Students evacuated from Harvard after “unconfirmed reports’’ of hidden explosives. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff) pic.twitter.com/lLNeIxZ4wC

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) December 16, 2013

Firefighters in front of Sever Hall in Harvard Yard after unconfirmed reports of explosives forced its evacuation pic.twitter.com/3Cb28ReuDg

— The Harvard Crimson (@thecrimson) December 16, 2013

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