Grad student dies in car accident

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.

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Motorcycle crashes at Van Wickle Gates

Nick Sinnott-Armstrong / Herald

A campus landmark was the site of a motorcycle accident on the evening of May 7, when a driver apparently crashed into the posts of the Van Wickle Gates. Brown police were on the scene Friday night at the top of College Street.


Carbonized Fossil, Vol. 9

Retro-style “Diamonds and Coal” from The Herald’s issue on February 9, 2007:

A coal to the Transcript Office. During “peak” time, students must wait up to ten days after filing a request to receive transcripts, which cost $4 per copy. It is not the money so much as the principle of charging for something as crucial to future success as a transcript. Brown students pay nearly $29,000 to attend this institution. A set number of free transcripts — deliverable within a tighter time frame — during a student’s stay here would be nice.

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Carbonized Fossil, Vol. 8

Retro-style “Diamonds and Coal” from The Herald’s issue on February 9, 2007:

A diamond to those enrolled in Rhode Island’s Medical Marijuana Program who get their medical marijuana from a friend, who gets it from an unknown source. Yeah, that’s how we get ours too.

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Voices Fit for Queens: Gender, Sexuality, Vocal Identity, and the Drag Queen with Brad Fugate

Location: LGBTQ Resource Center meeting room, 2nd floor Hillel — 80 Brown St.

This talk will address the nexus of vocal identity, gender, sexuality, and drag queens.  The presentation examines the importance of voice in performance theory by exploring the stories of various drag queens and other vocal “tweens,” hoping to shed light on vocal terminology/cultural understanding.


Carbonized Fossil, Vol. 7

Retro-style “Diamonds and Coal” from The Herald’s issue on April 11, 1997:

A Diamond to Ben & Jerry’s for their free cone day yesterday, and especially to their new flavor phish food.

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