Protests continue at Gallaudet University

Students have blockaded the University.
Students have blockaded the University.

Deaf students continue to occupy Gallaudet University in Washington DC in protest against the incoming President.

Submitted by Ramona on October 30, 2006

Students at America's only liberal arts University for the deaf have continued their protests against the incoming President Jane Fernandes, who they say is not committed to the advancement of deaf culture.

Protests against Fernandes' appointment began three weeks ago with students occupying the campus. reported deaf students across the country demonstrating in solidarity with the Gallaudet students, who have taken their protests to the site of the University board meeting over the weekend.

The students maintain the Fernandes (who is deaf herself) cannot sign well, are unhappy with her appointing lecturers who cannot sign well, and lacks commitment to deaf culture.