Evergreen State College shut down temporarily on Thursday after a semester of racial tensions that inflamed the Olympia, Wash., institution, and in recent days placed it in the national spotlight. College officials asked students to leave the campus or return to their dorms in the mid-morning, The Seattle Times reported, after local officials alerted them that someone had made a threat against the campus.
In an update posted on its website Thursday afternoon, the college said it would remain closed on Friday, with classes canceled but with staff members on duty to provide services for residential students. Law-enforcement officials will also be present on the campus to ensure their safety, it said. A determination will be made later on when it’s safe to fully reopen the campus, where the last day of classes is scheduled to be June 9.
Read more in The Chronicle of Higher Education.