Ex-Marquette president asks name be removed from new hall

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former president of Marquette University has asked the Milwaukee school to remove his name from a new residence hall.

The Rev. Robert Wild made the request because he believes he mishandled accusations of sexual abuse against three members of his Jesuit order in Chicago more than 25 years ago.

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Wild said in a letter Tuesday that looking back, he would have handled "certain aspects" of those cases differently than he did then. Wild was president of Marquette University from 1996 to 2011 and from 2013 to 2014.

Current Marquette President Michael Lovell says the school's board unanimously agreed with the request.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the $108 million residence hall will now be known as The Commons. It debuted as the Rev. Robert A. Wild S.J. Commons.

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Henry Brown
1 year 3 months ago

I would like to thank Fr. Wild for doing the right thing.

That more Bishops would follow his example.

Floyd Richardson
1 year 2 months ago

Good for him. I believe that he needs to buy persuasive essay at https://papersowl.com/buy-persuasive-essay in order to get back to school. I believe that Marquette under his rule was an amazing place to study at. I believe that he will return Marquette to its previous glory.

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