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Posted on 10/29/2006 3:35:53 PM PST by RDTF
Breaking News Gallaudet Board Votes Out Jane Fernandes
Washington Post sources confirm that controversial president-elect's appointment has been rescinded.
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What was the deal wwith her? Why did she pi$$ off the students?
I'd like to know, too. It's not apparent from the WaPo articles.
It's been nuts in DC - this is a college for the Deaf, and the students decided she wasn't 'deaf enough' to be their Dean, and they have been protesting for weeks, including hunger strikes.
There ya go. I was just going to say that she wasn't deaf enough. She had the nerve to think it was acceptable for a deaf person to use her voice to speak.
How asinine. So the only good Dean is a deaf Dean?
I knew they were demonstrating etc., but didn't know why until your reply. Does this set the hispanics and the deaf against each other?
Her problem is that she's not a full bore life-long deaf person and the vocal protesters against her appointment are bigots. In their world she is a half-breed. They have made up just about every other excuse for not wanting her, but it started with her not being one of them.
I keep trying to post a link to related articles and I keep getting a 'your contribution was submitted for review' page....
for some reason I am not able to post
Gallaudet Board of Trustees to Meet on Crisis
Washington - Sunday Oct-29-2006 at 2:35 pm
Protesters are planning to rally again at Gallaudet University Sunday as the board of trustees meets to discuss the opposition to the school's incoming president.
Protests Continue Behind Blockaded Gates at Gallaudet
WASHINGTON - Friday Oct-27-2006 at 9:03 pm
Protesters at Gallaudet are continuing their demonstrations against the appointment of Jane Fernandes as incoming president.
Gallaudet Protest Students Confronted With Construction Equipment
WASHINGTON - Wednesday Oct-25-2006 at 8:37 pm
Another confrontation between protesters at Gallaudet University and school officials.
Gallaudet Protest Moves to Capitol Hill
Washington - Saturday Oct-21-2006 at 4:29 pm
Gallaudet University protesters have taken their demonstration to Capitol Hill to continue their effort to pressure incoming President Jane Fernandes to resign.
Fernandes Says She Still Wants Job
WASHINGTON - Friday Oct-20-2006 at 6:04 am
Jane Fernandes remains determined to be the next president of Gallaudet University. The former provost of the nation's only liberal arts college for the deaf and hearing impaired is still the target of protesters who says she is not a strong enough leader.
Gallaudet Protest Moves To U.S. Capitol
Washington - Thursday Oct-19-2006 at 7:35 pm
Demonstrators who oppose incoming Gallaudet University president Jane Fernandes are taking their protest to Capitol Hill.
Fernandes Says Gallaudet Board Now Split
WASHINGTON - Thursday Oct-19-2006 at 6:50 am
The embattled president designate of Gallaudet University now says some of the school's trustees no longer support her.
Gallaudet Postpones Homecoming, Protests Continue
Washington - Wednesday Oct-18-2006 at 7:01 am
Gallaudet University has postponed its homecoming and related activities this week because protests continue at the school for the deaf.
Faculty Demands Fernandes' Resignation
WASHINGTON - Tuesday Oct-17-2006 at 12:50 pm
A six a.m. deadline passed at Gallaudet University wIthout two additional gates being reopened as school officials had demanded.
Gallaudet Protest Continues but University Expected to Open
WASHINGTON - Monday Oct-16-2006 at 12:21 pm
The protesters remain at the main entrance of Gallaudet University Monday morning, but protest leaders say they'll allow the classes and other university activities to resume this week.
Police Arrest Protesters, As Gallaudet Seeks to Reopen
Washington - Sunday Oct-15-2006 at 7:52 pm
Classes are scheduled to resume Monday at Gallaudet University, following the arrests of more than 100 demonstrators last night.
Gallaudet Students Not Giving Up
Washington - Friday Oct-13-2006 at 1:12 pm
Students at the nation's only liberal arts university for the deaf and hearing-impaired promised Friday to keep the campus shut down in a protest over its incoming president
Gallaudet Warns Protesters of Suspensions, Arrests
WASHINGTON - Thursday Oct-12-2006 at 12:52 pm
Gallaudet University students blocked access to campus for a second day Thursday, escalating their protest against an incoming president they say lacks the skills to lead the nation's only liberal arts university for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Students Blockade Campus As Protests Escalate
WASHINGTON - Wednesday Oct-11-2006 at 4:21 pm
Students at Gallaudet University escalated their protests Wednesday against a president-elect they say lacks the skills needed to lead the school.
Protesters Seek Deal to End Stand-Off
WASHINGTON - Tuesday Oct-10-2006 at 12:43 pm
Gallaudet students who've been protesting the appointment of Jane Fernandes as the school's next president have presented a list of 24 demands to school administrators. The students have occupied the university's Hall Memorial Building since Thursday night.
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It has been my experience that deaf people are very militant about their deafness.
Sure seems like a handicap to me.
The deaf zealots have a strong animosity for those who are not deaf and can be openly hostile to parents who would seek cochlear implants for their deaf children. We had a similar ousting at our state school for the deaf.
The students sound kinda Bolshie and separatist to me. Why shouldn't they learn to use both sign and vocal speech if they can?
In other news, the school is now seeking out other candidates who are more deaf than Ms. Fernandes. The shortlist includes Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and Keith Richards.
How about Ozzy Osbourne? Maybe he's TOO deaf.
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