A santa hat caps the famous McGraw Tower on Sunday.

Santa Hat Caps McGraw Tower

The hat, as of Sunday, rests –– 173 feet and 161 steps up –– on the pinnacle of the tower. A representative from Cornell’s facilities phone line declined to comment to The Sun, and no student group or individual has yet claimed responsibility.

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Police Apprehend Olin Laptop Thief

Kelsey McBean, the son of Tompkins County legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne (D-1st Ward), was arrested Wednesday for attempting to steal a laptop from Olin Library, according to the Cornell University Police crime log. At 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, McBean sprinted from the library with the stolen laptop, entering McGraw clock tower. According to one witness, he was seen carrying a knife. Police removed McBean from the tower approximately 20 minutes later and he was referred to Ithaca City Court, according to the crime log. Legislator McBean-Clairborne is the director of the Greater Ithaca Activities Center.