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During its May 2021 meeting, the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees received and approved a recommendation from a committee led by Dr. Brian H. Greenwald, ’96, Professor of History and Director of the John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center, which acknowledged the harm caused by honoring Henry Laurens Dawes, a 19th century U.S. Senator who was found to have engaged in systemic oppression against indigenous peoples. Accordingly, the Dawes House name was retired. The building will be known as Building 103 temporarily, pending community dialogue about a permanent name.
According to the Gallaudet Almanac, Building 103 was designed by Olof Hanson, Class of 1886, and built in 1895, using brick, masonry, concrete, and slate. It has three floors and a basement, and a gross area of 11,041 square feet. The building originally accommodated about 50 students, and had apartments for college officials. Building 103 was first used as housing for Kendall School boys, and later as housing for college preparatory women. It contained study rooms, sleeping rooms, bathrooms, and hospital rooms. Today, it houses the Office of International Affairs.
The University will engage in a restorative justice process with Deaf indigenous peoples, and the Board expects a proposal for a community healing and re-naming process for Building 103 during its October 2021 meeting.
President Cordano has written a thoughtful article, Connecting Visually through Sign Language and Dreams for a Post-Covid World, in the Concordia Language Villages WorldView blog. she writes that humanity thrives on connection, and at the core of that connection is language. She then says that while many deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind people experienced...
Brad Hermes has been named the first Deaf senior financial leader in Gallaudet’s 157-year history, in the newly-formed role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Said President Cordano in her announcement on July 14, “Brad brings to Gallaudet an impressive and proven track record, as well as an enthusiastic commitment to Gallaudet’s mission.” Brad comes...
Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, ’93, Special Assistant to the Provost for Research and Engagement, is one of three authors of a research letter in the July 15 edition of the Journal of Internal Medicine. They propose that there is a second pathway to COVID-19 infection: self-infection to the lungs via one’s one speech. An NIH researcher...
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