Ron Daniels named 14th president of Johns
University of Pennsylvania provost, noted legal scholar
known as 'visionary' leader
Ronald J. Daniels, the provost and chief academic
officer of the University of Pennsylvania, was
elected last week as the 14th president of The Johns
Hopkins University. In a special meeting on Nov.
11, the university's board of trustees accepted a unanimous
recommendation from its Presidential
First official visit is a whirlwind tour
November, apparently, was the unofficial
month of new, 40-something presidents.
Exactly one week after the nation chose
a new leader, the university's board of
trustees elected Ronald J. Daniels to be
Johns Hopkins' 14th president and the
successor to William R. Brody.
Practicing Empathy: A writing class for medical
In a recent session of Practicing Empathy: A
Reflective Writing Seminar, a second-year medical
student reads aloud an excerpt of his essay detailing his
aunt's fight with cancer, a battle she would