Harvard Embarrassed by Unabomber Update

by Ian Tuttle

Harvard University is receiving unwanted attention for publishing, in its “Red Book” featuring updates from the members of the Class of 1962, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, a submission from the year’s most famous graduate: Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski, the Unabomber. 

In a nine-line update, Kaczynski, who is in prison for life for a nationwide bombing spree that killed three and injured 23 between 1978 and 1995, lists his occupation as “Prisoner,” his home address as Florence, Colo.’s maximum-security penitentiary, and his eight life sentences as “Awards.” A Harvard Alumni Association spokesman stated that Kaczynski’s submission fell within the guidelines set for the book, which, he said, is ultimately by alumni for alumni.