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World AIDS Day

  Dear campus community: You may know that COVID-19 is sometimes compared to the 1918 Spanish Flu, but did you know that AIDS is also considered a modern pandemic? It has taken the lives of 32.7 million people around the world since the pandemic began in the 1980s. Today, there is still no cure and...

December 1, 2020

Election Day 2020 | Message From President Cordano

Today is Election Day in the United States. I know that many people have already voted, and I encourage everyone else to vote today, recognizing that some people may choose to remain neutral due to their religious beliefs. As with all elections, there will be a range of opinions and feelings about the outcome. I...

November 3, 2020

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Dear campus community: I want to first recognize and respect that I live and work on the traditional grounds belonging to the Nacotchtans, also known as the Anacostan and Piscataway. Today, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, acknowledging and honoring the contributions of Indigenous peoples to our country and our world. There is a unique and...

October 12, 2020

Celebrating International Day of Sign Languages

This week is very special because it marks a worldwide celebration of Deaf people, our culture, our language, and our achievements. “International Week of the Deaf” (IWDeaf) is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) that was launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy, to promote solidarity among deaf people and our supporters,...

September 23, 2020

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives

Dear campus community: It is my pleasure to serve as Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and it is an honor to be entrusted with this role. In this message to the university community, I would like to bring up to date on the work of my office, and on other noteworthy initiatives related to equity, diversity,...

September 21, 2020

Gallaudet University receives $5 million gift for scholarships and athletics

Hello, Gallaudet community: I have very exciting news to share with you. An anonymous donor recently made a gift of $5 million to Gallaudet, of which $4.9 million is earmarked for student scholarships and $100,000 to the Athletics Department to support the Bison Athletics Enhancement Fund. A gift of this size comes along only once...

September 18, 2020

ADA 30-year anniversary

This Sunday marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This landmark legislation was designed to ensure a more inclusive America, where every person has the right to participate in all aspects of society, including employment. There...

July 24, 2020

President Cordano, Kendall students testify before the D.C. Council

On Tuesday, October 15, President Cordano, along with three Kendall Demonstration Elementary School students, testified before the Committee on Government Operations of the Council of the District of Columbia in favor of a proposed bill to establish an Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the District. The bill, designated B23-0147, was introduced in...

October 18, 2019

Recap: International Day of Sign Languages and International Week of the Deaf

Our observances of the International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) and the International Week of the Deaf (IWD) were a resounding success! On Monday, President Cordano, World Federation of the Deaf president Joseph J. Murray, and others welcomed community members. This was followed by a cake cutting. The same afternoon, we hosted presentations on the...

September 27, 2019

International Day of Sign Languages and International Week of the Deaf

The week of September 23-27 is very special, as Gallaudet will mark the International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) and the International Week of the Deaf (IWD). These events are part of a worldwide celebration of Deaf people, their culture, their language, and their achievements, under the auspices of the World Federation of the Deaf....

September 20, 2019

Stay up to date on all the Gallaudet happenings, both stories and initiatives we are doing with our Signing community!​

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