Ted Kaczynski is a member of Harvard’s 1962 class. He’s also the Unabomber. Needless to say, Harvard alumni were surprised to see an update on Kaczynskyi in the school’s latest directory.
Kaczynski apparently mailed in the update himself and the Harvard University’s alumni association published without a second though. The group has since apologized for including the Unabomber’s entry in the directory list.
Harvard Alumni Association said in a statement:
“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.”
Yahoo reports that the directory was sent out in preparation for the 1962 class’ 50th reunion. Kaczynski’s occupation was listed as “prisoner.” Under awards, he wrote “8 life sentences.”
Some people from Harvard’s 62 class found the entry humorous, like Gary Peterson, who admitted that Ted is “more famous than anyone else in our class.”
David Gelernter, who lost a hand and an eye during one of the Unabomber’s attacks, wasn’t laughing.
“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.”
Kaczynski was convicted in 1993 for killing three people and injuring dozens more during his three decade long mail bombing spree.