President Ruth Simmons informed the Brown community of the death of Tam Tran GS in an e-mail this morning.
“Tam and her friend Cinthya Felix, a graduate student at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, lost their lives as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident early yesterday morning in Trenton, Maine,” Simmons wrote. ”Another Brown graduate student traveling with them survived the accident and has been released from the hospital.”
Tran was a second-year doctoral student in American Civilization and a resident of Garden Grove, Calif.
Shortly after coming to Brown, Tran helped found the Brown Immigrants’ Rights Coalition to speak out about immigrants’ rights issues and the challenges faced by undocumented students like herself.
Read the full text of Simmons’ e-mail below.
May 16, 2010 No Comments