Willard “Sandy” Boyd @Prairie Lights

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Willard “Sandy” Boyd @Prairie Lights

July 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join University of Iowa legend Willard L. “Sandy” Boyd to hear him read from and talk about his new book, A Life on the Middle West’s Never-Ending Frontierfrom University of Iowa Press. Sandy Boyd’s decades of service to the university began in 1954, when he arrived as a law professor. He served as president of the University of Iowa from 1969 to 1981.

His memoir, interspersed with personal wisdom gleaned over more than six decades of service and leadership, encapsulates Boyd’s shrewd yet optimistic view of the public university as an institution. At every stage in his life–in the U.S. Navy during World War II, while practicing law or teaching, and in leadership positions at Chicago’s Field Museum and the University of Iowa– Boyd relied on his principles of open disclosure, inclusiveness, and respect for differences to guide him on issues that matter.

This memoir provides a lens through which to examine our present situation, whether debating free speech on campus, the role of the arts and humanities in civil society, or the importance of funding for educational and cultural institutions.


July 28, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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