According to numerous reports, IU will name Michael McRobbie its new president. McRobbie, originally from Australia, has been with IU in various capacities since 1997. As such, he is the first IU president promoted from within in decades. I can't speak to John Ryan's background, but IU's last three presidents (Tom Ehrlich, Myles Brand, Adam Herbert) had no IU ties before assuming the presidency. Here's hoping this president's tenure is more peaceful than that of his two immediate predecessors.