Today was supposed to be a busy day. My schedule looked something like this:

  • 8:00-10:00 Give econ lecture
  • 10:30-11:00 Attend meeting with professor
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch date with colleague
  • Afternoon: Attend seminar and meet with discussion group

Well, whilst giving the lecture this morning an hour and a half into the lecture a student yells out: “Hey, I got a text saying that they’re evacuating the campus! Someone mailed a bomb threat!” I instruct the students to be calm while I verify the information. Checking my email the top one reads “Get out of the building NOW”. In retrospect, a fire alarm would have been better, as I do not check emails or messages while teaching. Anyway, the lecture ended there, and everyone went out. So now it’s 11 am and I’m at home with my Korean books and a cup of coffee while the police is searching the campus. It’s the third time in two years that this happens at my campus, and hopefully it will once more prove to be no more than a sick prank by some idiot. But of course we must always take such threats seriously.


  1. So, it turns out it was a prank! But since it’s raining cats and dogs right now, I am not very inclined to bike back to my office at uni. My Korean books and my coffee (and my couch) seem muuuuuch more appealing to me at the moment 🙂


  2. I don’t envy you the circumstances at all, but I would love to just sit at home and study Korean. Here it’s also been raining cats and dogs all morning – and I’m regretting not bringing along my gloves because it’s way too cold for May month…

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