Indiana University Bloomington

Stories

I believe that he really cared

Paul Norris, IU Police Department Chief

published online by The Bloomington Herald-Times, March 21, 2000

I was fortunate enough to be a lifelong resident of Bloomington and to have had family connections to IU for as long as I remember, starting with my grandmother. My Aunt Matilda cooked for Dr. Wells for many years until her retirement.

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His energy and commitment

George Van Arsdale

published online by The Bloomington Herald-Times, March 21, 2000

When I arrived in Bloomington in 1961 to attend graduate school, Herman Wells had just about completed his work as president of Indiana University. The reverent regard in which he was held tended to be a matter of indifference if not disdain among callow, cynical and self-regarding youngsters like me and my peers of that day.

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A great university had to be ... diverse

Martin Spechler, President, Bloomington Jewish Community Center

published online by The Bloomington Herald-Times, March 21, 2000

Chancellor Herman B Wells believed that a great university had to be cosmopolitan and diverse. Before his time, there were few Jews in southern Indiana. He made it a point to encourage the growth of a Jewish community in Bloomington and the number of Jewish professors at Indiana University.

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