TITLE

Education and national survival

AUTHOR(S)
Silber, John
PUB. DATE
January 1988
SOURCE
Vital Speeches of the Day;1/15/88, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p215
SOURCE TYPE
Primary Source Document
DOC. TYPE
Speech
ABSTRACT
Presents a speech by John Silber, president of Boston University, delivered at the Presidential Convocation in St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Virginia on November 4, 1987. Role of St. Paul's College in the emancipation of slaves; Achievements of college founder James Solomon Russell; Significance of the Single Parent Support System program developed by Marvin Scott, successor of Russell, to single mothers.
ACCESSION #
8800004286

 

Related Articles

  • Will our media moguls `do the right thing?' Silber, John // Christian Science Monitor;6/26/95, Vol. 87 Issue 147, p19 

    Opinion. Presents an excerpt from the commencement address of John Silber, the president of Boston University, as given on May 21, 1995 at the University.

  • Frank takes Silber to task over GSA. Berlo, Beth // Bay Windows;2/13/2003, Vol. 21 Issue 9, p3 

    Reports on the criticism of Congressman Barney Frank (D.-Mass.) to Boston University Chancellor John Silber for closing the BU Academy's Gay-Straight Alliance in September 2002. Information on letters sent by Frank to Silber; Silber's reason for terminating the alliance; Description of Silber's...

  • BIOTECH BINGO. Bazell, Robert // New Republic;4/8/91, Vol. 204 Issue 14, p10 

    Comments on the investments made by the Boston University under the leadership of John Silber, into the field of biotechnology. Background on the successful recovery of lymphoma patient Bill Smith after enrolling in the university's experimental cancer treatment program; Profile on the...

  • Editorial: Throw John Silber a retirement party. Cassels, Peter // Bay Windows;10/24/2002, pN.PAG 

    Discusses the efforts of several pro-gay groups to convince Boston University (B.U.) Chancellor John Silber to retire from his post as of October 24, 2002. Types of anti-gay propaganda conducted by Silber; Narration of a letter sent by several gay B.U. students to B.U. board of trustees...

  • John Silber: New Ideas On Tuition.  // National Review;9/17/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 18, p1128 

    The article reports on the ideas of Boston University president John Silber on higher education. There has been discussion on the efforts of Silber to turn the university into a major urban university. He has outdone Marxists on campus who were trying to use the university for their own...

  • HI, YO SILBER! Blumenthal, Sidney // New Republic;10/22/90, Vol. 203 Issue 17, p12 

    Profiles Massachusetts governor, John Silber. Analysis of factors that influenced Silber's political career; Involvement of both the university and Silber in real estate deals with firms owned by trustees; Fact that Bill Bennett had connections to extreme right wing groups was decisive in...

  • Boston University claims scientific successes built on earmarked funds. Macilwain, Colin // Nature;10/27/1994, Vol. 371 Issue 6500, p727 

    Focuses on the support given by Boston University to the US Congress and its funding activities. Commendation from Boston University President John Silber on Congress' direct funding of the university's new scientific facilities; Silber's comments on Massachusetts Institute of Technology and...

  • SILBER BULLET. Hamilton, David P. // New Republic;12/4/89, Vol. 201 Issue 23, p18 

    Discusses the efforts of John Silber, the president of Boston University (BU), to improve U.S. public education. Experimental study in the Boston suburb of Chelsea, whose school committee has agreed to hand BU near total control of its school district for 10 years; Plan to use individual...

  • Biting the Silber Bullet.  // Time;4/26/1976, Vol. 107 Issue 17, p39 

    The article focuses on the controversies faced by school administrator John R. Silber. It states that he was fired from being the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Texas in 1970. It notes that he opposed the board of regents' plan to split his college into smaller...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics