Boston University. (Appointed And Promoted).
In a well-reported twist of events, John Silber, 75, chancellor and former president of Boston University, agreed to--once again--shoulder presidential duties at the school for the next two years. He replaces Jon Westling, who gives up the reported $475,000-per-year president's spot he's held for six years. When pressed, trustees admitted to the media that Westling didn't "fit the big picture" at BU. They questioned his "fire in the belly" for BU's ambitious new $1 billion capital campaign, its largest to date. They wanted Silber (president from '71 through '96) back. Ironically, Silber reportedly urged the trustees to keep Westling on board for the time being, in order to avoid controversy.