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Ex-Marquette president asks that name be removed from the new hall

MILWAUKEE – A former president of Marquette University has asked the Milwaukee school to remove the name of a new residence hall.

The Rev. Robert Wilde submitted the request because he feels that he is wrong, allegations of sexual abuse against three members of his jesuit order in Chicago with more than 25 years ago.

Wild said in a letter Tuesday that, looking back, he would have dealt with “certain aspects” of the matter otherwise 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 that the school the board unanimously approved the request.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the $108 million residence hall will be now known as The ‘Commons’. He made his debut as the ds. Robert A. Wild, S. J. Commons.

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