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Summer 2007 MagazineWe welcome your letters on the contents of Marquette Magazine.
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Got it wrong

As a proud member of the Class of 1977, I’m afraid I must question the caption on the inside back cover of your most recent edition. It says students are running to the lake after Marquette wins the NCAA Championship. But as we all know, Marquette won that title on a rainy night in Georgia. The photo shows students during the daytime. I wonder if the photo might be from Saturday afternoon, when Marquette beat UNC-Charlotte in the semifinals to advance to Monday’s championship game. Though I’ve had my share of senior moments, I know I remember this event clearly!

Mary Schmitt Boyer, Jour ’77

I always enjoy reading each new issue of Marquette Magazine. I wish to offer a friendly editorial correction of the inside back cover page from the Spring issue relating to “A Look Back 1977.” The caption states “Students run to the lake after Marquette wins the NCAA Championship.”

The photo clearly shows jubilant Marquette students hiking east on Wisconsin Avenue during daylight. However, the Warriors won the ’77 championship on Monday night, March 28. The photo shown on that page had to have been taken during the victory march following Marquette’s NCAA semifinal game win over North Carolina-Charlotte the previous Saturday afternoon, March 26, 1977. The same victory run also took place after the championship game well after the sun set on Monday.

I was a sophomore business student then. I thoroughly enjoyed both strolls to the lake with my friends, and I still cherish a number of fond memories from that great Marquette championship series.

Steve McDonnell, D.D.S., Bus Ad ’79

Editor’s note: Our readers are correct. It’s nice to hear the memories are still so vivid.

Divided on immigration

Father Wild’s article in regard to the undocumented immigration problem is both interesting and compelling. However it begets an ethical question. Is it fair to the legit “wait list” potential immigrants from other countries to be passed up by those who have arrived here illegally? In the service, the aforementioned was referred to as “chow line jumping.”

James C. Hayes, Bus Ad ’49

I read with interest President Wild’s article on immigration. I take issue with it, however, in that he did not distinguish between legal immigrants, who are a great addition to this country, and illegal immigrants.

The Bible tells us in 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and tocleanse us from all unrighteousness.” In order to be forgiven we must repent our sins. The Bible also commands us to obey the laws of the country we are in if those laws do not conflict with God’s law (1 Peter 2:13 among others).

I see it as a huge disservice to illegal immigrants to encourage and enable them to remain in a state of unrepentant sin by not requiring them to repent. If the Catholic Church encourages them to continue breaking the law and does not encourage them to return to their countries of origin and gain legal entry to this country, then the church is [encouraging sin]. Is this something the Catholic Church really wants to do? I would hope not.

John Ozechowski, Eng ’85

First-class magazine

Just received the Spring 2007 issue. I’m obliged to tell you that your publication is truly outstanding. Photography, design, writing — all first class and amazingly professional for a magazine at the university level.

I don’t always agree with the politics of some opinion pieces, but I’d venture to say that from a journalistic perspective — based solely on the efforts of you and your staff — Marquette has forged far ahead of the traditionally “best” J-schools such as Columbia and Missouri. Well done.

Peter K. Connolly, Grad ‘65

Old friends

Early this afternoon I received a phone call from Jim Beaton, son of Harold Beaton, [Law ’33]. He saw the latest Marquette Magazine and had to call. We enjoyed a lengthy phone call reviewing MU of that era. An hour later I got a three-way call – Beaton; John Sisk, son of Big Train [John Sisk, Sr., Arts ’33]; and myself. Another lengthy call. We covered the years again. Your story will make this day last forever in my memory. Didn't know it would bring results this fast.

Frank Zummach, Arts ’33 and Law ’35

Editor’s note: Frank Zummach, Marquette’s oldest living former basketball player, was profiled in “Class Notes” in the Spring 2007 issue.

Reactions to history

While reading my husband Robert’s Marquette Magazine, winter edition, I saw a sketch made by my uncle, Walter Schinz, Jr. The sketch, a female profile, was the title page of the “publications” section of the 1918 Hilltop annual.

Walter Schinz, Jr., Class of 1920, was a prominent attorney in Milwaukee and, for a time, the assistant district attorney. Judge Walter Schinz, his father, served on the Milwaukee Circuit Court for 36 years. Judge Schinz and his colleagues, “formed the nucleus of what is now Marquette Law School. In 1894, he was one of the first of six students to complete his training in law at the school.” (quotation from The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, #47, Vol. XLVII)

I am delighted to see my uncle’s artwork featured by Marquette University after all these years.

Adriana van Uxem Noonan

I graduated from Marquette University in 1976. In the article “Enrollment Boom,” the section “The Most Notable Departure from Tradition,” does not mention that part of the tradition was the enrollment of minority students that was made possible through the EOP program. In reading the article, the word “student” compared to the pictures shown, implies that the university only educated students that were not from a minority heritage.

If I did not know any better and wanted my child to receive a cross-cultural education, I would not choose Marquette University.

Patricia Hoskins-Jones, Arts ’76

I received my copy of Marquette Magazine and found it historical and hysterical. In 1946 I got out of the Army after having entered it in my senior year at Hartford, Wis., high school. The article on page 12 relative to the big enrollment boom was wonderful. My sister, Ann Louise Becker, who had gone to the University of Wisconsin for two years, transferred to Marquette and was a student at Marquette but helping out in the business administration office in 1946. Through her efforts, I was able to get in during the boom time on the GI Bill. Upon graduation in 1950, I went back into the Army and continued to serve until 1986, a full 42 years. My sister married Francis W. Hayes, who had gone to Marquette before WWII. She raised several children and is buried in Denver in a cemetery for retired military personnel. I’m still in touch with fellow grads of Marquette such as Brother Leo Ryan, Dr. Charles Horngren at Stanford and Dr. James Algiers in Hartford. It all makes me think of saying “I’ll see you in church if the windows aren’t dirty!”

P.S. I’m still in contact with Harvey Hohl, Bus Ad ’49, who introduced me in 1952 to Maureen Tobin, who’d gotten her master’s at Marquette after earning her bachelor’s at Creighton, and whom I married in 1954.

John A. Becker, Bus Ad ’50

Dr. Tom Jablonsky's new book Dr. Tom Jablonsky's new book about Marquette's first 100 years, which was featured in three issues of Marquette Magazine, is now available in the university's gift shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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