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Harvard gets $150M gift from Citadel financial firm founder, who started investing in his dorm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The billionaire founder of the Citadel hedge fund management company has given Harvard College the largest gift in its history, $150 million. Harvard University announced alumnus Kenneth Griffin's gift on Wednesday. It said the money is mainly for supporting its financial aid program, which Griffin called "an investment in the next generation of leaders as we continue to break down barriers to an outstanding education." Harvard said Griffin's gift will impact up to 800 undergraduates a year.

Harvard student charged in U.S. bomb hoax released on bail

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Harvard University student charged with making a hoax bomb threat to avoid taking a final exam was released on a $100,000 bond by a federal judge on Wednesday. Investigators said Eldo Kim, 20, admitted to making the e-mailed threat that triggered evacuations on campus. Kim was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston and if convicted, he could be sentenced to as long as five years in prison, three years supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

Harvard student due in court to face U.S. bomb hoax charges

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Harvard University student who told investigators that he had sent hoax e-mails claiming there were bombs planted around the school this week to get out of taking a final exam was due in court on Wednesday to face criminal charges. The student, 20-year-old Eldo Kim, was expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Boston around noon ET (1700 GMT).

Harvard student charged with bomb threat hoax: U.S. officials

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A Harvard University student was charged with making a false claim that bombs had been placed at up to four buildings on the school's campus in a bid to get out of taking a final exam, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. The prestigious Ivy League school a day earlier had evacuated four buildings from its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after receiving emails that U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday had been sent by the 20-year-old student, Eldo Kim.

Harvard returns to normal after bomb hoax

Washington, Dec 16 (EFE).- Harvard University is returning to normal after a bomb hoax on Monday forced authorities to evacuate four buildings on the Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus where final exams were being given. University police found no trace of the alleged explosives during their investigation and they were unable to verify any specific threat against the campus or students, and so the all clear was given for the university to return to its normal activities.

Debunking the myth of college rejection rates

By Liz Weston LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Getting into college is easier than you may think — and debunking the myths about college selectivity could be the key to a better deal on your education. People mistakenly believe that rejection rates are high because the media often focus on schools that are "insanely competitive," said Lynn O'Shaughnessy, author of "The College Solution."

Harvard evacuates, cancels exams over bomb scare

A bomb scare forced Harvard University Monday to evacuate four buildings, call in police and cancel final exams underway at the elite US university in the northeastern town of Cambridge. The university ordered the evacuations at 9:02 am at the Science Center, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department. Harvard tweeted that there had been "NO reports of explosions" but police were immediately scrambled to the sprawling, snowy campus where witnesses tweeted of helicopters circling overhead.

Harvard evacuates, cancels exams over bomb scare

A bomb scare on Monday forced Harvard University to evacuate four buildings, call in police and cancel final exams underway at the elite US university in the northeastern town of Cambridge. An alert on its website announced the evacuations at the Science Center, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department. "Please evacuate those buildings now," it said.

Harvard University evacuates over explosives report

Harvard University ordered an immediate evacuation on Monday over reports of possible explosives at four sites on the campus of the elite university in the northeastern United States. An alert on its website announced the evacuations at the Science Center, the Thayer dormitory, the Sever classroom and lecture hall and the Emerson building, home to the philosophy department. "Please evacuate those buildings now," it said.

Harvard University evacuates over explosives report

Harvard University ordered an immediate evacuation on Monday over unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on the campus of the elite university in the northeastern United States. An alert on its website said there were unconfirmed reports of explosives at the Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson buildings. "Please evacuate those buildings now," it said. The incident comes less than a month after Harvard's great rival Yale went on a four-hour lockdown after an anonymous caller said his roommate was planning to shoot people on the campus.
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