An article in this morning’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel quotes a Marquette undergraduate student with respect to his sense of connection to the university. The student, Dominic James, an excellent player on Marquette’s excellent basketball team, recently was injured and will be unable to play for the balance of the season. In discussing the support he receives from the team, Mr. James said,
I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys. It’s hard just discussing it. That’s my family. The support has been unbelievable. And it’s not just from my teammates; it’s from the whole Marquette family. That’s the reason why I came here . . . and that’s the best thing about this university. It has nothing to do with how long the ball’s bouncing; it’s got to do with how long your heart’s beating. And as long as my heart’s beating, I know I’m going to be taken care of when it comes to Marquette.
What a remarkable statement about the connection between a student and his university. I wonder whether (and certainly hope that) such connections are possible in a law school.