Georgetown's Healy Clock Giving the Time of Day Again

University makes replacement after apparent prank

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    TK

    We still don't know what happened to the hands of the Healy Clock at Georgetown University, but we can at least tell time on the campus again.

    The university replaced the missing clock hands with a new pair Tuesday morning.

    The old hands were stolen April 30, in what's believed to be a traditional prank among students.

    The alleged thieves sent an email to the campus last week, claiming to have shipped the clock hands off to the Vatican.

    One student who admits to having stolen the clock hands in 2005 told Georgetown's Vox Populi blog that he encourages the university to just embrace the tradition, but school officials aren't giving up on the search for the old clock hands, and they still say they don't consider the prank to be a safe one to pull off.