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When Harvard's class of 1962 meets this week for its 50th reunion, the group's most (in)famous member won't be on hand. But those who do show, and even those who don't, won't have to wonder what happened to that young man named Ted who lived down the hall.
Ted Kaczynski, better known to the nation as the Unabomber, didn't miss the chance to use a recent school alumni bulletin to update his fellow alumni on what he's been up to in the five decades since he graduated, Britain's Daily Mail reports.
Kaczynski seems to have had a little (creepy) fun with the chance to fill-in his old classmates on his criminal past. He lists his residence as "No. 04475-045, US Penitentiary-Max." His occupation? "Prisoner." Awards? "Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998."
The Boston Globe confirmed the authenticity of the entry with Harvard, which accepted it because "it was considered within the guidelines set for the book." The update spread quickly on Twitter, but families of Kaczynski’s victims were understandably unamused. "Everything is a game for him to push people’s buttons," a widow of one victim told the Globe.
Kaczynski killed three people and injured two dozen others with a series of mail bombs from 1978 to 1995, driven by his radical political manifesto. He entered Harvard as a prodigy at 16 and later earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan before he retreated to a remote cabin in Montana, where he lived until his apprehension in 1996. His nickname came from the FBI code for the case.