Daily Archives: May 23, 2016

Around campus

Willard “Sandy” Boyd once said, “People, not structures, make a great university.” Perhaps no one over the past 60 years has made the UI greater than the former president himself. Watch this video of the president emeritus in which he explains why the UI is a special institution, then check out the video from Boyd’s retirement celebration earlier this month.

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From the IAM vault

Iowa City played host to the USA Olympic Wrestling Trials in April, and with the Rio Summer Games ahead this year, we revisit IAM’s 1995 cover story on Iowa’s most famous Olympian: Dan Gable. The profile, “Man of the House,” is an intimate portrait of wrestling icon at the end of his Hawkeye coaching career.

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Golden age: Historic UI graduation photos

It’s cap and gown season in Iowa City, and with thousands of new graduates joining our alumni family, it’s a fitting time to reflect on past UI commencements. Check out our historic photo gallery of graduation day from past decades.

A graduation ceremony is held at the Field House in the 1930s. Photo courtesy UI Special Collections’ Fred W. Kent…

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Magazine spotlight

It’s a presidential election year, and for many UI students, it marks their first chance to participate in the political process. In “Fight for the Future,” we followed some of UI’s most politically active students and chronicled their efforts surrounding Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Read the feature story from the April issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine here.

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