CLAYTON MARSH ’85, University counsel since 2002, will become deputy dean of the college July 1, the date that Valerie Smith becomes dean of the college. Marsh will succeed Peter Quimby, who is leaving Princeton to become the head of the Governor’s Academy in Massachusetts. As University counsel, Marsh was closely involved in the successful legal defense of the University’s patent licensed by Eli Lilly & Co. to produce the cancer drug Alimta. Appointed a lecturer in English in 2003, Marsh has taught freshman seminars and an American studies seminar.
In late April, Princeton students received an e-mail that has become an end-of-semester ritual: an invitation to log on and EVALUATE THEIR COURSES AND INSTRUCTORS. The University’s Web-based system, launched in December 2008, has replaced the Scantron sheets and No. 2 pencils familiar to recent generations of Princetonians. Moving the process online has increased the response rate from percentages in the mid-60s to 75 percent last fall, according to Peter Quimby, deputy dean of the college. The form enables separate evaluations for each professor and preceptor in courses taught by more than one instructor, and an option allows students to share feedback with peers.
PAUL RAUSHENBUSH left his position as associate dean of the Chapel in May to become senior religion editor at the Huffington Post Media Group/AOL. At Princeton since 2003, Raushenbush worked to strengthen the campus interfaith community, advising the Religious Life Council and co-directing the Program on Religion, Diplomacy, and International Relations.
RALPH LERNER, former dean of the School of Architecture, died May 7 of brain cancer in Princeton. He was 61. Lerner was named dean in 1989 and then the George Dutton ’27 Professor of Architecture in 1994, transferring to emeritus status in 2008. As dean, Lerner reorganized the A.B. curriculum, added courses in computing and imaging, and introduced landscape studies to the program. His own practice achieved international prominence when he and his wife, architect Lisa Fischetti, won the competition for the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi, India, in 1986.
STEVEN A. ORSZAG *66, Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers