I was born in a small town. And I live in a small town. Oh those small communities.* Okay, so my town may not be Mayberry; we do actually have modern conveniences like electricity and cable TV. But how do you find the best resources when the nearest deaf “person” is your neighbor’s 15-year-old dog? For my family, living in a rural area is great—lots of grass, plenty of cows, [...]
The “managers” in this video are actors, as are the two young Deaf women “applying for a job.” Only the other customers are real people (and their reactions are real as well). That being acknowledged, this video brings up a number of questions that I would like to see the community make an attempt to answer. What crime was committed here? Avoid the argument of ethics for the moment. [...]
A friend sent me a link to a comic that I thought was hilarious. The comic’s author relates his experience at Tower A/Ellingson Hall at RIT. Absolutely hilarious, and the punch lines he raises are ones that we are all too familiar with. Speaking from the perspective of someone who went to RIT, he is SPOT ON and skewers deaf people nicely. He’d be a great person to write a [...]
Hey! Looks like RITers get a piece of the action now! This morning, Dr. Albert J. Simone, the eighth president of Rochester Institute of Technology since 1992, announced that he would be retiring in mid-2007. In his announcement, he said, “Thank you all for working with me in what has been an extraordinarily rewarding experience. Together, our accomplishments have taken RIT to new levels of excellence.”
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.