Courtesy Noriko Ohta *69
AUSTIN NEWTON, a longtime professor who made pioneering contributions to cell biology, died May 13. He was 85. Newton, a faculty member from 1966 to 2009, studied asymmetric cell division in the freshwater bacterium Caulobacter (a biography from the dean of the faculty’s office said his “first exemplars” came from Lake Carnegie). His research yielded new insights in cell polarity, cell cycle organization, and the conversion of cells from one morphology to another, according to an obituary posted by his department.

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JOTHAM JOHNSON ’64, a former director of stewardship in Princeton’s development office, died April 22 at age 79. Johnson worked in the University’s administration for more than 30 years and was director of leadership gifts during the 250th anniversary campaign. He also held volunteer positions as a class secretary, trustee of Cap and Gown, and secretary of the men’s hockey friends group. In 2010, the year of his retirement, Johnson received the Award for Service to Princeton.