John R. Silber



Age: 86


Summary: former president of Boston University who transformed the faltering college into one of the nation's leading private schools in a 25-year presidency that promoted innovation, crushed opposition, and made him America's highest-paid educator and one of its most divisive.



Cause of Death: Kidney failure


Born: August 15, 1926


Died: September 27, 2012


Location: Brookline, Massachusetts