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Being Lucky

Reminiscences and Reflections
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In 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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Publisher: Indiana University Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 25, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9780253006165
  • Release date: April 25, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9780253006165
  • File size: 3408 KB
  • Release date: April 25, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9780253006165
  • File size: 158390 KB
  • Release date: April 25, 2012

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subjects

History Nonfiction

Languages

English

In 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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Indiana University Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: April 25, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780253006165
    Release date: April 25, 2012

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780253006165
    File size: 3408 KB
    Release date: April 25, 2012

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780253006165
    File size: 158390 KB
    Release date: April 25, 2012

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English