Delve Into the Legacy of
Herman B Wells
This site provides an introduction to the life and career of Herman B Wells, Indiana University’s great leader. We invite you to explore the eventful and interesting career of this modest yet audacious IU president and chancellor who led by his unselfish example. Known throughout the state, nation, and world, Wells inspired generations of students and others connected to Indiana.
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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.
In this DVD, colleagues, University alumni, faculty, and friends define the ideals that directed Herman Wells as IU President and Chancellor. Archival photographs and films, home movies, as well as contemporary video, capture Wells’ academic and public service activities.