Saturday, May 26, 2012

Harvard Apologizes For Unabomber Update in School Directory

Harvard University officials were forced to issue an apology after convicted terrorist Theodore Kaczynski, AKA "The Unabomber" updated his profile on the prestigious Ivy League school's alumni directory.

Kaczynski, convicted in 1993 of a three-decade-long bombing spree responsible for the deaths of three people and gravely injuring dozens of others, is a 1962 graduate of the university. He apparently updated his profile on the school's alumni directory by accessing the internet from the super-maximum security Florence ADX prison facility located in Florence, Colorado, where he is serving 8 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

The university sent out the updated directory to alumni in preparation for the 50 year reunion of the class of 1962, which included Kaczynski, who has a genius level IQ and a PhD in mathematics. Kaczynski listed his occupation as "prisoner" in the directory and under the awards section listed "8 life sentences."

Needless to say, some of the victims of Kaczynski's crazed terrorist attacks did not find the humor in the status update. David Gelernter, who lost a hand and an eye in one of the bombings, told media, “It’s very chilling. He’s an unrepentant terrorist murderer who cut people, and slashed people to death in their kitchens, leaving them to bleed, while he hid in a shack somewhere in the West. For some institution to lend authority to him, well, I can’t believe such things happen in the United States.”

The Harvard Allumni Association deleted the offending update and issued the following apology:

 “While all members of the class who submit entries are included, we regret publishing Kaczynski’s references to his convictions and apologize for any distress that it may have caused others.”

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