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Alex enjoyed music and literature, highlighting his love for California and Los Angeles in his writing.

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Alex Barry ’20 remembered as creative, caring, ambitious

May 17, 2021 0 comments

Alexander Barry ’20, a passionate writer and caring friend with a love for music, movies and literature passed away from Ewing Sarcoma Jan. 12.

Former students and others shared memories of the lasting impact Professor Anani Dzidzienyo, who taught Africana studies and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, had on them.

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Prof. Anani Dzidzienyo, beloved and brilliant, dies at 79

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Professor Anani Dzidzienyo, renowned scholar, mentor and educator, died on Oct. 25. Dzidzienyo was 79 years old. Following over four decades of teaching at the University, the Ghanaian academic has left behind a legacy of internationally respected scholarship and a deep memory of his capacity for connection.

Frederic Whitney “Eric” Wu ’22 is remembered by community members as ‘determined,’ ‘generous’ and ‘quietly exceptional.’

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Eric Wu ’22 remembered as kind, determined and generous soul

October 27, 2020 0 comments

Frederic Whitney “Eric” Wu ’22, a go-getter with a passion for helping others, passed away in a tragic automobile accident Sept. 23. Eric would now be 21 years old. 

Friends and family share fond memories of Milan Samardziski ’23, who passed away earlier this month.

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Brown community remembers Milan Samardziski ’23

September 24, 2020 0 comments

Milan Samardziski ’23, a loving friend with a quick wit and resounding laugh, passed away unexpectedly while at home with his family in North Macedonia, on Sept. 4. He had just turned 20 years old.

Community members remember Associate Professor of History Robert Douglas Cope for his vibrant enthusiasm for his work.

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Beloved University professor passes away at 64

November 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Associate Professor of History Robert Douglas Cope— known as Doug by colleagues, friends and family — passed away Oct. 6 at the age of 64.

Petrarca, known to his coworkers as “Father John,” was respected for his commitment, kind heart and willingness to help others.

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John Petrarca, University technician, dies at 64

November 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

John Petrarca Jr., who worked as a water treatment technician at the Department of Facilities Management for the past six years, passed away Sept. 24 at the age of 64.

Paul Shanley, Deputy Chief of Police at the Department of Public Safety and decorated officer, is remembered by both his family and Chief of Police Mark Porter for his lifelong dedication to his community.

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Paul Shanley, DPS deputy chief of police, dies at 61

September 5, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Paul Shanley, Deputy Chief of Police at the Department of Public Safety, passed away August 19 at the age of 61 after an eight-month battle with a rare form of bone cancer.

Community mourns death of undergraduate student

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Community mourns death of undergraduate student

January 28, 2019 Comments are Disabled

William Povell ’20, a computer science concentrator from Baltimore, passed away, wrote Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes and Dean of the College Rashid Zia in an email  to the University community Monday. Povell was “deeply immersed in activities across the (computer science) department,” they wrote.

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Brattoli ’19 dies following stroke

August 17, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Anthony Brattoli ’19 died July 18, wrote Vice President for Student Life Eric Estes and Dean of the College Rashid Zia in a community- wide email July 31. He passed away in his home city Chicago after experiencing a cerebral hemorrhage and entering a coma in the Czech Republic.

Russo-Rodriguez (center) was granted a Student and Employee Accessibility Services award in May 2017 alongside Daniel Crowell ’17 (right) and Sarah Libfrained '17 (left).

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Sandra Russo-Rodriguez passes away

February 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Sandra Russo-Rodriguez, senior lecturer in the department of chemistry, passed away last Saturday, according to a University press release.