In an interview with The Daily Princetonian, Rouse explained that test scores and grades are flawed and aren’t capable of predicting someone’s future success. She believes in the importance of other personal factors that emerge through Harvard’s consideration, like persistence, aspiration, and grit.
On Monday, Oct. 15, Western and Princeton sociology professor Matthew Desmond spoke about this humanistic approach that Western took in his book. In his earlier works, Western had a stronger focus on statistical analysis.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama ’85 will begin a book tour for her upcoming memoir, “Becoming,” next month.