The Big Picture: The President, By a Stride
December 2, 2009 |  by Dale Keiger

The fit man in the blue shirt, shown here racing across the bricks of the Decker Quad, is Ron Daniels on the morning before his installation as the 14th president of Johns Hopkins University. The occasion was the RD2.5K Presidential Fun Run. An estimated 300 students, faculty, staff, and family members turned out for the event, which was part of a multiday celebration. The run was officially a “noncompetitive jog,” but we can’t help but notice that the man in the grey shirt, Bill Conley, who is dean of enrollment and academic services and a serious runner, is matching the president stride for stride. Daniels later thanked everyone for not passing him.