DEAN PAUL OFFERS A FEW WORDS OF WISDOM BEFORE HE LEAVES THE U. TO BECOME SENIOR EDITOR OF HUFFPOST RELIGION: “LIFE HAPPENS.”
Name: Paul Brandeis Raushenbush
Campus title: Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
President Robert F. Goheen
Where’s the best place to eat in town?
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
Create opportunities for students to answer three questions: 1) What do I believe? 2) What does my roommate believe? 3) How do our beliefs affect the way we live our lives?
What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
Reading the same book many times.
I read that you used to be a DJ and record producer in Spain. How did you get from there to here?
A wonderful series of encounters with beautiful people. Life happens.
How can religious media coverage in the US be improved today?
Let more religious voices be heard.
What is your favorite quote?
“The world only spins forward. We will be citizens. The time has come. Bye now. You are fabulous creatures, each and every one. And I bless you: More Life. The great Work Begins.” – from Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Perestroika
Where do you do your best thinking?
What are you pitching this week?
Yom Hashoah piece written by a Muslim Imam and former Holocaust denier.