William R. Burleigh

Retired Executive, E.W. Scripps Company (Union, KY)

One of the most memorable times at Marquette was when I almost got kicked out. I was editor of The Marquette Tribune and the dean of women posted a notice at O’Donnell Hall (the all-female residence hall), saying there was ‘too much midnight kissing on the front steps – cut it out!’ Our lead story had as the headline, ‘No More Kisses for MU Misses.” The paper was censored so we had to find away around that. We sent one phony copy of the front page to the person in charge of monitoring it, and the real copy to press. They published it and all hell broke loose.


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