Sandusky was convicted and jailed on 45 counts of abusing boys and is awaiting sentencing.
Baldwin served as the interim general counsel from January 2010 until June 30. Freeh criticizes Baldwin for downplaying the grand jury investigation into Sandusky to the university’s board of trustees. The report also says she failed to find an expert for the university’s internal investigation or to lead it through the criminal investigation.
The report singles Baldwin out for attending the testimony of Senior Vice President Gary Schultz and Athletic Director Tim Curley during the grand jury investigation. Baldwin said she attended simply to represent the university, but Schultz and Curley thought she was there as their attorney.
A former Hopkins applied systems engineer convicted of traveling to engage in unlawful sex (with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl) can’t be totally banned from computers for 30 years, D.C. Circuit says.
The New York Times makes a trend piece out of the University of Maryland-Perdue flap. (Get it? Chickens? Flap? Oh, never mind.)
Don’t give your employer too much information on why you’re out of the office, the anonymous Hiring Partner writes.
A woman is embroiled in a legal dispute with her former landlord, which she says evicted her for refusing to remove Peeps from her door last Easter. The landlord says she was evicted for not paying rent. I can’t believe I missed this when the suit was first filed.
In an article in today’s print edition, Jim Astrachan shares his memories of the life and work of Frederick DeKuyper, the retired associate general counsel at the Johns Hopkins University who died last week at the age of 70. But DeKuyper shared his own memories of the GC’s office with the JHU Gazette more than 13 years ago. Here’s a sample:
“There was a man in California who believed we had a brain-wave modification machine staffed 24 hours a day,” said DeKuyper, a Hopkins associate general counsel. “This machine allegedly was sending electronic emissions to the West Coast. These emissions, he said, were entering his left ear and doing harm to him.”
Eventually, the case was dismissed.
“I realized later I should have said, ‘You’re right, there is such a machine — but it’s at Harvard,’” he added, laughing.
In its ongoing effort to rank just about everything, U.S. News & World Report has released its list of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Hold your breath (but not for too long), folks.
Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins placed third, just behind Children’s Hospital Boston. D.C.’s Children’s National Medical Center was a lowly 11th place.
The top 15 appear below.
1. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 2. Children’s Hospital Boston 3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 4. Children’s Hospital, Denver 5. Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland 6. Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston 7. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 8. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell 9. Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle 10. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, Calif. 11. Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 12. Columbus Children’s Hospital 13. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 14. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 15. St. Louis Children’s Hospital