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Second year doctoral student Jack Nunn has been awarded a Sachs Scholarship, one of Princeton University’s highest awards. Jack, who works on 15th- and 16th-century French literature, culture, and history, will spend the next academic year as a Visiting Student at Princeton.

Jack will combine his research on medieval literature with his longstanding commitment to improve access to higher education. ‘My mission to tackle the inequities and inequalities that structure access to higher education is rooted in my own upbringing as a first-generation, low-income student,’ Jack wrote in his Sachs Scholarship essay.

The scholarship is intended to provide its recipients with the opportunity to study, work, or travel abroad after graduation. It was established by peers of Daniel Sachs, a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a distinguished Princeton student who passed away in 1967, at the age of 28, due to cancer.

Jack’s project, titled ‘Inclusive Pedagogies: Re-Imagining Educational Outreach with Medieval Francophone Manuscripts’, will use medieval manuscripts as teaching tools to support greater participation in the arts and humanities.

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Jack Nunn, photo by Nathan Stazicker