“Remove my name”


The former president of Marquette University asks the school to remove his name off a new residence hall because of how he mishandled accusations of sexual abuse when he served as provincial superior for the Jesuits in Chicago.

“During my six years in office, accusations of sexual abuse of minors were lodged against three of our members. Looking back, I would have handled certain aspects of those cases rather differently than I did then,” Wild said in a letter to Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and the school’s board of directors…

After releasing Wild’s letter and Lovell’s statement, the university said it would have no further comment. Wild’s name already has been removed from the new residence hall, which opened this fall, according to the Marquette Wire, the university’s student newspaper.


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