Tigers of the Week: Scott Moore ’08 and Timothy Nunan ’08
Two alumni share Tiger of the Week honors this week, and that’s not all they have in common: Scott Moore, left, and Timothy Nunan are both recent graduates (Class of 2008); both are Fulbright Fellows this year (Moore in China, Nunan in Germany); and both were named Rhodes Scholars last week, joining Princeton undergraduate Stephen Hammer ’09 on the list of 32 American students chosen for the prestigious scholarships to Oxford University.
Moore, a Woodrow Wilson School major, plans to study environmental policy at Oxford and pursue a career “enhancing and building upon the idea of international environmental cooperation, through work in the government, academic, and NGO sectors.” Nunan, a German major who won his department’s senior thesis prize, plans to pursue a career in history. “Historians are society’s gadflies, teaching not to forget, but also not to mystify,” he wrote in his Rhodes application. “There’s no quicker way to forget the past than to worship it.”
Since 1904, more than 190 Princetonians have been named Rhodes Scholars. This is the second consecutive year in which Princeton had three recipients.
Photos: Courtesy the Moore family (Moore) and Brian Wilson, Office of Communications, Princeton University (Nunan)
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