Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
But we may never know just how good the team really is - because Iowa High School Athletic Association has rules that do not allow teams to participate in the postseason unless they play their regular games in a district. The Iowa School for the Deaf is not part of a state athletic district but takes part in the Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Conference which includes Deaf schools from several states.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The federal hate crimes law now protects people with disabilities. President Obama signed a bill today that updates the 1968 statute to include for the first time gay, lesbian, transgender and disabled people. It already protected people from attacks motivated by race, religion or ethnicity. The bill includes provisions to train state and local law enforcement officials about hate crimes.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
A mother rescued her deaf daughter from out of a fire in Columbus, Ohio this morning. Jodi Reynolds quickly got out of the apartment with one of her daughters but the other did not hear the warnings. Reynolds rushed back inside to get her. She told Firefighters she heard arguing outside the building before the fire started. They say someone deliberately set the blaze.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Some 4000 people are expected to celebrate at the California School for the Deaf in Freemont, California this weekend. It's the institution's 150th anniversary. Former NFL star Ronnie Lott will speak. There will be a parade, homecoming games, banquet and dance along with class reunions. The school now serves nearly 500 students. About 90% of the staff is deaf. It was founded in May 1860. It moved to UC Berkeley in 1869 and back again to Freemont in 1980.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Dr. Stephen F. Weiner, provost, Gallaudet University.
Dr. Roslyn Rosen, director, National Center on Deafness at California State University, Northridge.
Dr. Ronald J. Stern, superintendent/chief executive officer, New Mexico School for the Deaf.
Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz, president, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and vice president/dean of Rochester Institute of Technology for NTID.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
A judge is siding with the South Dakota School for the Deaf probably against a group of parents. He says their case against the school does not belong in federal court. Five families are suing against plans to cut services, claiming its a violation of the state constitution. The judge is expected to issue a ruling on the matter soon.
A protest is underway over the decision to cast a hearing actor in a Deaf role in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. The Acting Company-New York Theatre Workshop production will take place in New York starting November 13th. When playwright Rebecca Gilman adapted the Carson McCullers’ novel to the stage, she decided to opens and ends the play with speeches by a central character, John Singer, who is deaf throughout the book. Hearing actor Henry Stram has been selected for the role. The play originally opened in Atlanta during 2005 with Stram playing the same role. Stram says he learned sign language for the part. Gilman says she may change the opening and closing parts of the play for future productions to avoid the controversy.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Read the full interview here.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Northwestern's ASL Club are campaigning for sign language classes at the school. The group has formed a committee hoping to demonstrate the need to the administration. They would like to see an ASL minor developed at the Illinois school. A study by an on campus group showed that more than 70% of universities the size of Northwestern have ASL classes. Ironically, the school has what's considered a strong audiology program.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
- Coach - Andy Bonheyo, 24 year career with a record of 170-48
- Nickname - The Orioles
- Record – 4 wins, 1 lose
- National Deaf Prep Championships – 7
- Games each season against other deaf teams – 3
- Games each season against hearing teams - 7
- Winning streaks – 27 games in a row between 2002-2005, 34 games in a row from 2005-20008