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Black Deaf Studies Minor Approved

Black Deaf Studies Minor has been approved by the Board of Trustees this week and students can begin adding this as a minor starting Fall 2022.  Since the late 1990s, Gallaudet has offered a course “Black Deaf People Studies”. When the Center of Black Deaf Studies was founded in 2020, several new courses were offered...

March 25, 2022

Learn more about the Gallaudet Promise with stories shared from the community

Through community conversations and a deepening understanding of the Gallaudet campus, culture, and climate, the vision for The Gallaudet Promise emerged. This is our 10 year vision toward a sustainable and vibrant experience for our University, which becomes a beacon to impact and elevate the community of deaf people of all identities, and all of...

February 25, 2022

The Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: One year later

The Division of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has completed its first year under Interim Chief Diversity Officer Elizabeth A. Moore, ’81, G-’94, & PhD ’11. While calls for racial justice were made throughout the country and the University, Dr. Moore re-envisioned the Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, reestablished their mission, and led and began...

September 8, 2021

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

Latino/a/x Hispanic Heritage Month

Dear Campus Community: Every year from September 15 through October 15, people in the United States celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. At Gallaudet, our celebration of the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latino/a/x Hispanic Americans during this period is uniquely enhanced by the infusion of Deafcentric perspectives. The observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month first...

September 16, 2020

Upcoming Jewish High Holy Days

Dear campus community: Members of the Gallaudet University community who are Jewish will observe the most important and holy days of the Jewish calendar this month. This email message is being sent now to facilitate class and assignment planning during this time. This message will also touch on Shabbat/Shabbos. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New...

September 16, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth A. Moore appointed Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community: This morning, after much reflection and thought, Dr. Elavie Ndura informed me that she is resigning as Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. I am very appreciative of her service to Gallaudet University. She was instrumental in establishing the infrastructure of our Division of Equity, Diversity, and...

August 10, 2020

Newly Established Center on Black Deaf Studies

Dear Gallaudet community: We are announcing the establishment of a new Center for Black Deaf Studies. The center comes in response to the heightened interest in African and African American Deaf studies as an academic discipline and is the first step in creating and developing multicultural Deaf Studies centers over the next several years. This...

July 30, 2020

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