Wednesday, May 10, 2006

If a deaf mob rampages, does it make a noise?
Head of Gallaudet Univ. Board Resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The interim head of the Gallaudet University board of trustees has resigned, saying she was overwhelmed by the protests that greeted the selection of a new president to lead the nation's only liberal arts college for the deaf.

"The presidential search and the controversy that has ensued have put enormous strain and stress on me," Celia May Baldwin wrote in a memo Tuesday. "I simply could not ignore the numerous aggressive threats that I have received over the past weeks.”

Baldwin's memo did not elaborate on the kinds of threats that were made against her.

The school's board of trustees selected Provost Jane K. Fernandes last week to replace president I. King Jordan. The decision sparked criticism and Fernandes received a no-confidence vote from faculty…
Seems the real problem is Fernandes is not "deaf enough."
"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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