Wednesday was supposed to be a life-affirming day for the Catholic, Jesuit university located in the heart of Milwaukee. Instead, Marquette welcomes 2,000 freshman on “move-in” day with a mixture of joy and profound grief.
“The Marquette community is deeply saddened by the death of alumnus and freelance journalist James Foley,” a 1996 Marquette graduate, the university said Wednesday in a statement. “We extend our heartfelt prayers and wishes for healing to James’ family and friends during this very difficult time.”
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