Thursday, November 20, 2008
Penn Law Professor and Provost (and former Toronto Law Dean) Ron Daniels Named President of Johns Hopkins
The Hopkins press release is here. I assume it omits mention of the case for which he is rather more notorious in Canada, involving a cheating scandal at the University of Toronto law school, in which an Ontario court eventually held in favor of one of the students who had been punished inappropriately by the Dean (see esp. paragraphs 59 ff. of the opinion, which is rather harsh by Canadian standards!) and in which the University of Toronto also had to issue a public apology to a faculty member that Dean Daniels had tried to scapegoat in the cheating scandal. Of course, everyone is entitled to make mistakes, but given the severity and very public nature of his, one must assume that he is an extremely skillful administrator in other respects to have put these behind him.