U.S. philosopher, educator and one-time Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governorship (1990 vs. Republican candidate William Weld).
President of Boston University 1971-1996, 2002-2005. Chancellor 2005-2007
Wrote collection of essays and speeches entitled "Straight Shooting: What's Wrong With America and How to Fix It" (1989).
Is a University Professor of Philosophy at Boston University and a renowned Kant scholar.
Widely regarded as one of the most enlightened educators in higher education in the 20th century.
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