For the first time since 1958, there’s a new auditorium in town. The CRC auditorium, the last piece of the Collaborative Research Center to be finished, opened January 25, and has been named the Carson Family Auditorium in honor of Russ Carson, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, and his family.
A few weeks ago, I announced that Marc Tessier-Lavigne had been selected to become the tenth president of The Rockefeller University. Marc is an outstanding scientist and an experienced and thoughtful leader and I was personally delighted when he accepted our offer to serve as Rockefeller’s president. I’m writing here to publicly reiterate my appreciation to the members of the search committee and to all members of the community who offered us their suggestions for helping us achieve this very successful outcome.
As you know, Paul Nurse will be leaving Rockefeller at the end of the year to take up the presidency of the Royal Society in London.