Greg Gorman

HEARD ON CAMPUS   I’m tired of writing ‘cult director’ on my tax forms – I want to write ‘cult leader’!  

Film director John Waters, whose movies include Pink Flamingos and Hairspray, during a March 25 lecture about his life and artistic influences titled “This Filthy World” that drew a packed audience to McCosh 50.

Former New Jersey governor and U.S. senator JON CORZINE will serve as a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School for 2010–11, leading a public lecture series on financial-market regulation in the fall and teaching a graduate course on state policy issues in the spring. Corzine, who previously was chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs & Co., recently was named chairman and CEO of MF Global.

While Princeton’s public safety department has earned a fair amount of good will on campus, there are “opportunities for improvement,” said PAUL OMINSKY, Princeton’s new public safety director, at the Council of the Princeton University Community meeting March 22. Ominsky, who previously headed the campus police at Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Hampshire colleges, began work at Princeton in January.  

IN MEMORIAM   CHARLES RYSKAMP, a former English professor, died March 26 of cancer in Manhattan. He was 81. Ryskamp, a specialist in 18th-century British literature, began teaching as an instructor at Princeton in 1955 and became a professor in 1969. He also was curator of English and American literature at Firestone Library. Ryskamp, an art collector since his early teens, served as director of the Pierpont Morgan Library and the Frick Collection, both in New York.

Former New Jersey governor and U.S. senator JON CORZINE will serve as a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School for 2010–11, leading a public lecture series on financial-market regulation in the fall and teaching a graduate course on state policy issues in the spring. Corzine, who previously was chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs & Co., recently was named chairman and CEO of MF Global.

While Princeton’s public safety department has earned a fair amount of good will on campus, there are “opportunities for improvement,” said PAUL OMINSKY, Princeton’s new public safety director, at the Council of the Princeton University Community meeting March 22. Ominsky, who previously headed the campus police at Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Hampshire colleges, began work at Princeton in January.  

IN MEMORIAM   CHARLES RYSKAMP, a former English professor, died March 26 of cancer in Manhattan. He was 81. Ryskamp, a specialist in 18th-century British literature, began teaching as an instructor at Princeton in 1955 and became a professor in 1969. He also was curator of English and American literature at Firestone Library. Ryskamp, an art collector since his early teens, served as director of the Pierpont Morgan Library and the Frick Collection, both in New York.