Legion of Honor http://ripr.org en Former Brown President Simmons Honored by French Government http://ripr.org/post/former-brown-president-simmons-honored-french-government <p>Former Brown University president Ruth Simmons is being honored by the French government for her contributions to the advancement of French arts and culture.</p><p>Brown has been named Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor.&nbsp; The award is the highest decoration offered by the French government.</p><p>Simmons is not only fluent in French but has written about French-speaking authors and poets.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 18:28:03 +0000 Flo Jonic 15276 at http://ripr.org Former Brown President Simmons Honored by French Government