Name: Dottie Werner.
Position: Coordinator for class affairs in the Office of the Alumni Association. Assisting officers of all alumni classes. Coordinating Reunions events for the “Old Guard” classes, those who have passed their 65th reunion. Organizing the Service of Remembrance held on Alumni Day.
Quote: “This is a special job. I love getting to know the ‘Old Guard’ alumni and hearing the stories they tell from such a different time — a different Princeton — and watching them embrace the new Princeton. I’ve worked here since 1980 and have made many friends. I’m very proud that I’ve been made an honorary classmate of 15 alumni classes.”
Other interests: Spending time with her fiancé, Jerry; her daughter, Colleen, and son-in-law, Mike; and her grandsons, Nico and Michelino. Attending Princeton sporting events. Vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard.
Michael Cook, Princeton’s Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, has been awarded a Farabi International Award by Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology for his book “Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought.”
Cook received the award, which recognizes achievement in the humanities, at a ceremony in Tehran in January.
In “Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought,” published in 2001 by Cambridge University Press, Cook presents a wide-ranging exploration of Islamic ethics, covering the relevant doctrinal developments over the centuries and their significance in Sunni and Shi’ite thought today. A Persian translation of the 700-page book was published in 2005 and has generated wide interest in Iran, where it has sold more copies than its English original and is now in its third printing. The book also has been translated into Arabic and Indonesian.