Town Square

Post a New Topic

On Deadline: Dick and Jing Lyman personified 'the power of one,' multiplied

Original post made on Jun 4, 2012

The death of Richard W. Lyman May 27 is more than the passing of a former Stanford University president and noted historian — even one who was said to be the man "who saved Stanford" during a decade of political tumult and financial crisis for the university.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 1, 2012, 12:00 AM

Comments (2)

Like this comment
Posted by Suepp
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Thank you, Jay for such a wonderful article about the Lymans. I really appreciate the personal remembrances you share. As a Palo Alto resident and a staff member at the Clayman Institute I am so grateful for all they have done and continue to do for our community.


Like this comment
Posted by Vicky Holt Hardy
a resident of another community
on Jun 5, 2012 at 11:18 am

Dear Jay,
Thanks for a wonderful view of Dick and Jing; another good story that personified Dick...in 1978, I was serving as the Director of Events and Services on campus, working with Bob Rosenzweig and Dr. Lyman. The Gay People's Union had scheduled Harvey Milk to speak on campus, and I encountered considerable resistance from the academic team in the building where Milk was going to speak. Dick stepped in, with Bob's encouragement, and insured that Supervisor Milk could speak in Kresge Auditorium. It was a wonderful night, and six months later, Milk was gone.
Dick Lyman supported his administrative team, let us do our work, and gave us inspiration to push the envelope...may he rest in peace and may Jing and the children find solace in all the good words being shared.
Vicky Holt Hardy - vhardy@starisland.org


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

I AM THE GOD OF HELL FIRE AND I BRING YOU
By Laura Stec | 29 comments | 1,770 views

Are We Really Up To This?
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 1,151 views

Nobu Palo Alto eyes next-door expansion
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,145 views

Couples: Initiators and Implementors
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 795 views

Joe Simitian talk: Listening to Trump's America: Bridging the Divide
By Douglas Moran | 9 comments | 670 views