Reminiscences and Reflections
By (author) Herman B. Wells
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Being Lucky by Herman B. Wells
Book DescriptionIn this absorbing autobiography, Herman B Wells, the legendary former president of Indiana University, recalls his small-town boyhood, the strong influence of his parents, his pioneering work with Indiana banks during the Great Depression, and his connection with IU, which began as a student when the still provincial school had fewer than 3,000 students. At the end of his 25-year tenure as president, IU was a university with an international reputation and a student body that would soon exceed 30,000. Both lighthearted and serious, Wells's reflections describe in welcome detail how he approached the job, his observations on administration, his thoughts on academic freedom and tenure, his approach to student and alumni relations, and his views on the role of the university as a cultural center. Being Lucky is a nourishing brew of the memories, advice, wit, and wisdom of a remarkable man.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253115560
(5983mm x 3971mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1980
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Herman B. Wells
Herman B Wells (1902-2000) served Indiana University in a variety of capacities, most notably as its 11th president and as chancellor, and was pivotal in IU's development into a world-class institution of higher learning.
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