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Alumnae complete cross-country bicycle trip

Three deaf women, one current student and two alumnae, completed a cross-country bicycle trip on Sunday, August 29. Emelia Beldon, Bridget Berrigan, and Isabelle Troup left Washington State in May, and bicycled 4,270 miles across 11 states to their final destination, Virginia Beach, Virginia. They raised $15,000 for Off the Grid Missions. The Daily Moth...

September 3, 2021

Spring 2021 updates, Gallaudet shuttle service, and more

Information for students The Office of Residence Life and Housing has processed all applications for Spring 2021 on-campus housing, and all applicants have been notified of their status. Students accepted for Spring 2021 on-campus housing must have a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test prior to return, complete safety training, provide documentation of receiving...

December 16, 2020

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

Know your Terminology: On-campus Pilot Testing Program

Know your terminology Surveillance testing Ongoing activities that help monitor for a community- or population-level outbreak of COVID-19. Surveillance testing might sound unfamiliar, but it is actually a common practice for public health officials who want to assess local infection rates and trends. Surveillance testing is used to gather information at the population level (rather...

November 25, 2020

Useful information: Holiday travel, testing, flu shots, spring break, and more

Holiday travel protocols In response to the spike in the new coronavirus cases in the region and the nation, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia all imposed new health and safety measures last week. These include restrictions on travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has issued guidelines about holiday gatherings....

November 18, 2020

Update: Gallaudet Way Forward

We know that you are eager to learn about our reopening plans for Spring 2021. The Gallaudet Way Forward strand leaders are in the process of developing these plans, with the goal of sharing them with the community in early November. The strand leaders have begun to send weekly community updates, and will continue to...

October 16, 2020

Gallaudet, Sorenson partner on campus public health initiatives

Following the development and implementation of the University’s COVID-19 plan, students, staff, and faculty will eventually return to campus. When that happens, public health programs, information, and training need to be made available on an ongoing basis. This information and training will be tailored to the University’s bilingual mission. Our public health program is leading...

September 11, 2020
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Recap: Faculty Development Week

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who leads the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dr. Christopher J. Lebron, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, both presented keynote addresses during the just-concluded Faculty Development Week. Dr. Lebron is the author of The Making of Black...

August 21, 2020

Deaf Health Communication Center releases survey outcomes

How much awareness of COVID-19 would you say deaf Americans have? The Center for Deaf Health Equity conducted a survey of 537 deaf participants to find out. See some of the findings from the COVID-19 Awareness and Risk Perceptions survey, and visit the Center’s website at to learn more about its past and current...

June 26, 2020

Update on Fall 2020 Semester Plans

Dear students, faculty, and staff: On June 1, President Cordano announced that Gallaudet would start the fall semester with remote learning. Today, we provide more detailed information about our plans. Fall semester: Fully remote We are still in the first phase of a three-phase model. Phase 1 requires primarily remote working, teaching, and learning operations....

June 1, 2020

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