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The event began with a poem, Still, We Can, by the renowned American Sign Language artist and performer, Mario “Manny” Hernandez, ’01 & G-’16. Hernandez’s captivating rendition highlighted the virtual vibrancy that Gallaudet and the deaf community have built over the last year. As constant innovators, we have found a way to stay connected.
President Cordano said that Gallaudet University and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center had shown that we can learn, teach, and work virtually; that we can create an online sign language vibrant environment that we CAN navigate this time of immense upheaval and uncertainty on a local, national, and global scale, and that we can create change and continue building a world of belonging. She concluded that we can return to learning, living, and working on-campus safely. Interim Dean of the Faculty Khadijat K. Rashid, ’90, provided an optimistic overview of our summer plans, which include major changes to the summer calendar and face-to-face instruction as part of a hybrid approach.
The Deaf Experience and Intersectionality: Honor the Deaf experience across the spectrum of identities and intersectionalities.
Being Bilingual: Embrace and promote bilingual communication and sign language vibrancy as the essence of our connection as a community.
Belonging: Create a campus that leverages the rich diversity of identities, cultures, linguistic backgrounds, languages, and life experiences leading to equitable opportunities, full access, and a deep sense of belonging for all.
Lifelong Learning and Adaptability: Foster curiosity and adaptability about new and differing perspectives as the foundation for learning, research, discovery, and individual and community growth.
Trust and Respect: Act with personal and professional integrity to create a culture that reflects respect for ourselves, our campus, our community, and our planet.
In sum, Gallaudet and Clerc Center are moving — we are becoming and we have never stopped. Together, we can.
The State of the University video is available here.
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!
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...
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