The other day I went shopping, and as usual, I went about my own business. That is, until I rounded one corner and saw a cute little girl trailing her parents, who were toting her empty stroller as *they* went about their own business. I was with my wife, and of course, we were discussing whether or not we needed a certain item, and if we liked this one or [...]
This isn’t even about Gallaudet. This particular gem of news takes place nearly 400 miles away in an upstate New York university named Rochester Institute of Technology. I’m talking about the RIT Student Government (SG) elections, which just concluded last week.
The World Wide Web (or the “internets” as Bush puts it) is an amazing frontier– there are websites, homepages, blogs, and virtual storefronts for just about anything under the sun. Some of it of course is bizarre, unusual, different, and even obscure. But the best part about it is that anyone can use it, and anyone can claim their corner of cyberspace– from the billionaire in his secluded, exclusive neighborhood [...]
It is perhaps no small irony that, despite Dr. Fernandes’s stellar resume and distinguished experience in higher education, her next few steps towards the President’s Office may be her most humbling. Dr. Jane Fernandes strikes me as the sort of woman who rises to the occasion when it is demanded of her, and this ability was displayed for all to see at Wednesday’s final open forum for the Gallaudet presidential [...]
According to OpEdNews.com, the Illinois State Legislature may soon be “dropping a bombshell” — they may soon be voting on a resolution to impeach President Bush.’ EDIT: California is also doing this. And the California measure includes Cheney too! If they pass the impeachment measure, it becomes a privileged motion of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Which means they have to deal with it, and investigate the President.
Clearly, my pieces on each finalist for Gallaudet’s top position has gotten some attention lately. I would like to make sure that our readers understand that I have not endorsed or dismissed any candidate. After all, how could I? There’s still one more to go; it would be irresponsible–for me or anybody–to decide now without having heard from everybody first. So…hold onto your horses and let’s hear from Dr. Fernandes [...]
Ronald J. Stern has that star power going for him. He sauntered into the packed Swindells auditorium with a relaxed, hey dude, I’m from California attitude. He worked the room, shaking a few hands, as he approached the podium; standing there setting up his Powerpoint presentation, he leaned slightly to the left, one hand on his chin, as if it was the most natural place to be at that moment. [...]
Gasp. No, I’m not writing about Gallaudet. It may be everyone’s favorite topic these few weeks, but you know what? In a year, no one is going to remember this controversy (except those diehards who can’t let go of their dreams of an Anderson or Rosen administration) and we’ll all be safely esconced in the warm, academic majesty of Gallaudet University’s second deaf presidency. But you know what you’ll remember [...]
Ok. It’s now absolutely official. The tourists are back. Do you want to know how I know? No, it’s not the hordes of fannypacked pastels running around the Mall. It’s not the explosion of cancerous vendors. It’s also not the traffic. It’s the clumps of path-blocking tourists in the Metro. When DC was a commuter haven during the winter, people walked and got somewhere with a minimum of fuss. People [...]
Each one of the three finalists’ presentations is a crucial step in their bids to become the 9th president of Gallaudet University. In a 20-minute presentation, they’re to articulate their vision of Gallaudet five-to-seven years down the road. Disclaimer: I am not a Gallaudet student, alumnus, employee, or former employee. I’ve never attended a class or a program sponsored or hosted by Gallaudet. I never heard of Dr. Stephen Weiner [...]