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January 10, 2011

 

This bronze sculpture of IU Chancellor Herman B Wells sits in the Old Crescent section of the Indiana University campus

Envisioning A Faculty, Against All Odds

In recruiting faculty, President Herman B Wells demonstrated his conviction that the university “be a free agent … and be willing to fight when necessary…”

December 14, 2009

 

Far from “common”… Elinor Ostrom

Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom dared to theorize that common property might be best managed through the cooperation of those who use it.

October 6, 2008

 

James Watson

Growing up in Chicago, James Watson was into watching birds– and matching wits on the popular syndicated radio and TV series, Quiz Kids . Even with all this extracurricular activity, Watson managed to graduate from high school at age 15, issuing directly into the University of Chicago in 1943.

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