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A leadership lesson from Gettysburg

Last week marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  Because I grew up in a historic part of Virginia and I lived 30 miles from Gettysburg for a number of years, I have always known the presence of … Continue reading

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Academic leadership, volcanoes, and John Silber (1926-2012)

When I think about strong academic leaders, I always have John Silber at the top of my list.   He was president of Boston University from 1971 to 1996, chancellor from 1996 to 2003, and president emeritus from 2003 until … Continue reading

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