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A Milestone in Intercollegiate Debate

On the anniversary of the ADA, the Gallaudet community applauded the announcement that the U.S. would sign on to the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities--and looked toward next steps.

April 22, 2021

First Ever Bilingual Intercollegiate Debate Exhibition

The newly-formed Gallaudet University debate team will hold its first-ever ASL-English intercollegiate debate tonight against George Washington University. The two teams will debate the proposition “Statehood for Washington, D.C. should be granted.”

April 21, 2021

Vote for the official name for Kendall Division II Memorial

We are now one step closer to choosing the official name for the site that honors Louise B. Miller, her son, and the teachers and students of the Kendall School, Division II. The Board of Trustees have approved the final three choices and we are now turning back to YOU for your final vote!

March 26, 2021

Gallaudet University is the new home of a COVID-19 mobile laboratory

Gallaudet University is the new home of a COVID-19 mobile laboratory. This lab will serve several local universities and the Baltimore City public school system. The lab can process more than 50,000 PCR saliva-based tests per week. The partnership showcases new ways that universities support the D.C. community, with American University funding the mobile laboratory...

February 25, 2021

State of the University Address

#wecan Gallaudet University President Roberta J. Cordano gave her fifth annual, and first virtual, State of the University address on Wednesday, February 11 via YouTube and Facebook Live. The central theme of her 24-minute multimedia-enhances presentation was “We Can”. The event began with a poem, Still, We Can, by the renowned American Sign Language artist...

February 12, 2021

Authority Magazine Interviews President Cordano

Why We Should Teach Everyone Sign Language from Birth Click here to read the article

February 12, 2021

Black History Month

Dear Gallaudet community: Welcome to the start of Black History Month. This period is set aside to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to all facets and spheres of human endeavor in American history and to recognize their ongoing struggle for freedom and equity. This month, the Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has put...

February 12, 2021

Democracy in Color

President Bobbi Cordano engaged our community during her annual State of the University (SOTU) address in the next steps forward. 2020 has shown us that WE CAN create our future together, and #WeCan continue our promise for a better tomorrow! University is moving – we are becoming, and we have never stopped. Watch it again

February 12, 2021

Democracy in Color: A Multicultural, Multi-perspectival Conversation on the Insurrection of 1/6

Five panelists joined Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, director of the Center on Black Deaf Studies, and Dr. Brendan Stern, executive director of the Center for Democracy in Deaf America, last night on Facebook Live for Democracy in Color: A Multicultural, Multiperspectival Conversation on the Insurrection of 1/6. The panelists were Gallaudet faculty members Danielle Thompson and...

February 12, 2021

Holiday Calendar Change

Dear campus community: I am pleased to announce that Gallaudet University and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center will be closed on Thursday, December 24, and will remain closed until Monday, January 4, 2021. The addition of December 24 to winter break is to recognize and give thanks and appreciation to everyone who has...

December 17, 2020

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