September 15, 2006
Academe Is Silent About Deaf Professors
Recently media and academic attention focused on Gallaudet University and its new president, with protesters objecting that the search procedures and the nominee's management style did not meet the institution's usual standards. With its short attention span, the media will quickly forget about Gallaudet.
But that institution's singular situation should prompt those of us in higher education to reflect on the general situation of Deaf and deaf people in academic life. (Typographic