John Silber en Remembering John Silber, an outsized personality in Boston academia <p>Former Boston University president John R. Silber, who <a href=";_r=0">died yesterday </a>at age 86, will mostly be remembered for making BU a significantly more dynamic and better unversity than when he arrived in the early 1970s. But he also made BU a great place to be a student journalist.</p><p>Silber was a newsmaker — brash, unapologetic, scary smart,&nbsp;and controversial.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 08:46:01 +0000 Ian Donnis 8529 at