21 Questions with … Dean Cecilia Rouse


Name:  Cecilia Elena Rouse
Hometown: Del Mar, CA

What did you do this summer?
I spent a good part of the summer with my family in France, Switzerland, and Prague.  We took a long overdue vacation.

What do you think are the most pressing policy issues, domestic and international, that we need to work on?
I believe that ensuring public institutions (of all kinds) are structured adequately for our changing population and the increasingly global economy is key, especially as we continue recovering from the Great Recession.  I’m thinking of not only of reform of our entitlement programs and provision of education and health care, but also of the various policies in place that affect the business environment.

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
There are too many wonderful Princetonians to choose from.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
My husband’s chicken with black beans and rice.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
At the moment, as dean I’m spending a lot of time listening.

What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
Watching bad movies.

What is the one thing you want to change the most about Princeton/WWS?
More places to go for lunch and dinner.

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Week in Review: Tigers vs. Ralph Lauren Crew (July 30-August 6)

This week has been a big one for Tiger athletes, least of all because of some impostor-Princeton rowers hitting the boats at Lake Carnegie. The much-anticipated Ralph Lauren fall collection photoshoot, which took place on campus in early May, is finally online, so if you’re missing the Dinky or Blair Arch or the courtyard outside the U-Store, just play it on repeat. (We’d also like to let all nervous 2016ers know that real Princeton students are much happier than the models pretending to be Princeton students).

But the Ralph Lauren rowers have nothing on our real Tiger rowers, who have brought in a medal of each color in the past week. Caroline Lind ’06 helped the US women’s eight win their second Olympic gold in a row on August 2, and Andreanne Morin ’06 and Lauren Wilkinson ’11 brought home silver medals for Canada in the same race. The women’s eight gave Princeton its first medalists of the London Olympics. On August 4, Glenn Ochal ’08 and the US men’s four came away with bronze.

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