Students react to missing hands
WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck reports
WASHINGTON - The clock tower at Georgetown University, one of the most familiar campus landmarks, is missing its hands.
Police believe the hands on Healy Hall, a Gothic-style flagship building of the main campus and a National Historic Landmark, were removed over the weekend.
The tower's hands have been a popular target of pranksters for years.
The Hoya reports "Stealing the Healy clock hands is a long-standing Georgetown tradition that took root in the 1960s."
School officials say the hands were removed in 2005 and the clock was damaged, requiring $25,000 in repairs.
Rachel Pugh, spokesperson with Georgetown University, says the school does have a set of hands that can be installed if the missing hands are not recovered.
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