Sunday, September 08, 2002
Silber Strikes Again

Texas transplant to Massachusetss and former Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor and former Boston University president John Silber is back in the saddle. He's again president at BU, and he's raising hell. See this story in the Boston Globe.

Sibler has a natural talent to get people into "with him" or "against him" thinking. Some people don't like his shoot-from-the-hip qualities. Some don't like that he's got almost as much cajones as Ms. Reno. He's never really been deeply accepted in Boston because he's not from that most parochial of American cities.

But he's brilliant, and he's got vision and insight. What he does at BU indirectly affects every other second-tier private university in the USA.