PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bomb Threats Put University Of Pittsburgh On Guard

Students wait across the street after being evacuated from buildings on the University of Pittsburgh campus after a bomb threat Monday. (AP)

Students wait across the street after being evacuated from buildings on the University of Pittsburgh campus after a bomb threat Monday. (AP)

An escalating series of bomb threats at University of Pittsburgh has professors looking for alternative ways to teach classes and administer exams as some students leave campus.

The threats have interrupted classes and forced students to evacuate dormitories in the middle of the night while officials sweep buildings for bombs. The university has locked doors and instituted bag searches and ID checks for some buildings. University and local police, the FBI, and the region’s Joint Terrorism Task force are investigating.

Guest:

  • Michael Macagnone, editor in chief of The Pitt News, the daily student newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Spotlight

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson are hitting the road to cover the elections. Our Tumblr brings you behind the scenes.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

February 4 4 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

February 3 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

February 3 111 Comments

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton's 14 percent.