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      Paxson remembers student as engineering leader

      Brown's president says the university community is profoundly saddened by the death of a 21-year-old student who never returned from a duck-hunting trip in Massachusetts.

      In a campus-wide message Monday, President Christina Paxson remembered Dana Dourdeville of Marion, Mass., as an active student who served as a teaching assistant for an introductory engineering course and co-president of Brown's Engineers Without Borders. He was also active in a student group that offers science and engineering enrichment for Providence high school students.

      She said Dourdeville ran cross-country his freshman year but opted not to compete after one season to devote more time to academic interests.

      Paxson said the university will come up with a way to honor Dourdeville's life.

      Authorities say Dourdeville's body was discovered in Falmouth Sunday after washing ashore.