Unable to make the 50th reunion for Harvard University's Class of 1962 on Wednesday, Ted Kaczynski, who is serving life in prison after being convicted as the Unabomber, still submitted an entry for the alumni report.
Kaczynski's entry was less than 10 lines and pretty simple. Classmates who were eager to know just exactly how the most infamous of their fellow graduates was doing could read:
Theodore John Kaczynski
Home address: No. 04475-046, US Penitentiary- Max, P.O. Box 8500, Florence, CO 8126-8500.
Degrees: AB '62; MA, Univ. of Michigan '65; PhD, ibid. '67.
Publications: Technology Slavery (Feral House, 2010).
Awards: Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for Eastern District of California, 1998.
The controversial entry attracted mixed reactions from the reunion class where some defended Kaczynski's poking fun at his life after college, the Boston Herald reported.
One way or another, he has just as much right to be in there as I do, classmate Richard Tucker, a retired investment manager from Newton, Massachusetts, told the Herald. He is a Harvard graduate.
Kaczynski's submission was a little bit brave, he added.
Chris Wadsworth, the Class of 1962 secretary, told the paper that the information was confirmed as Kaczynski's.
He has a sense of humor, I guess, in spite of everything, Wadsworth said.
Kaczynski was arrested in 1996 and convicted two years later for killing three people and injuring 23 others with bombs sent through the mail between 1978 and 1995.
While some may find his entry a bit funny, others found it disappointing that Harvard included it.
Susan Mosser, widow of Thomas Mosser, a 50-year-old advertising executive killed in 1994 when a package exploded in their kitchen, told the Boston Globe that Kaczynski is a con artist.
He's a serial killer; he's a murderer, she said. Everything is a game for him to push people's buttons.
The Harvard Alumni Association later apologized for the entry.
We regret publishing Kaczynski's references to his convictions and apologize for any distress that it may have caused others, a statement to the media read.