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That’s exactly what the student-protestors at Gallaudet have demanded from their administration in order to end their week long protest and occupation of the university’s main classroom facility in DC. They’re still protesting over the appointment of Jane Fernandes to the Presidency.

Fernandes is fairly surprised at the campus uprising, as would, I imagine, anyone else appointed to a University President position, unless they had, say, committed war crimes of something. Much of the student community is claiming that she’s not a strong enough leader, but I would put a fair bet that it also has to do with the fact that Fernandes grew up speaking, and not signing.

Included amongst the demands from the student body is an amnesty for all involved, as well as a direct line to the Board of Trustees, something that I’m fairly sure every University oughtta have, so there’s one point in their favor at least…

Are we near the end of the controversy, or are things just heating up?

1 Comment so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 1:15 pm

    It may not rule it out, but that would be inconsistent with how loved I King Jordan is/was. He grew up hearing and was old enough to drink long before he lost his hearing in an accident. On the other hand, that may be easier for some people to take than someone who grew up deaf in the acclimatization movement, given Gallaudet’s strong ASL bent.

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