Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
"As my friend Stevie Wonder said to me, only when those who see can open their eyes, those who can walk can open the doors, and those who can hear are no longer deaf, can we finally stand side by side equally to one another and celebrate our diversity."
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
- There are currently 36 total sign language interpreting students in the program and four professors.
- Four of the 7 graduating sign language interpreting majors from this year's program already have job offers.
- The seniors were required to complete a 400-hour advanced interpreting practicum, shadowing a professional interpreter.
- Augustana's program has a 100% pass rate on national certification (the national average is only 44%).
- Students start with classes in American Sign Language during their first year and then advance into translation and specialized interpreting courses their sophomore year.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
There's more information about the show here. A morning performance just for students has already sold out. This is the first show to tour the US complete with open captioning and ASL interpreters at every show. The production is about an elementary school student who thinks a classmate doesn't like her because she is deaf and the two wind up becoming partners on a science project.
To find out more about the tour, click here.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Freshman thrower Jessica Israel scored in two events to lead the women’s track and field team. The Frederick, Maryland native scored points in the shot put and discus events to give the Bison their only points on the day.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
"As my daughter would say 'DUHH!' MTV show "True Life" about deaf kids WITHOUT closed captions-FAIL!"Matlin's post wound up getting 38,000 people to re-tweet her message. When it reached MTV's offices, the network responded:
You can watch the episode here.
"Thx @MarleeMatlin for pointing out an unfortunate oversight; we'll add captions to the online segment ASAP so all in our audience can watch."
Friday, April 9, 2010
After a year of student campaigning, Northwestern University may final get its first sign language class. A student government committee is working toward the eventual goal of seeing ASL recognized as a foreign language at the Chicago-area school. Right now, only a student led ASL seminar is available.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Here's what Gallaudet provost Stephen Weiner had to say about the peformance:
"Gallaudet University neither endorses nor condemns the views expressed in Corpus Christi, or any dramatic production. We understand that there are people who will find this play affirming, liberating, and cathartic, and others who find its message disrespectful, distasteful, and repugnant. We seek to allow all views to be aired openly and respectfully, and we hope that open discussions will allow individuals to listen to one another. This is the hallmark of an academic institution."Gallaudet spokeswoman Mercy Coogan told me that Hurwitz, who is deaf, is accepting e-mails but routing calls to his chief of staff, Don Beil, who is hearing."
Read more about the controversy in an earlier post here.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Documents uncovered in a lawsuit show Murphy used his family’s lakefront cottage as a lure in his sexual advances, bringing youths from the school into his home.
Gallaudet's only winning season since World War II came in 1966 and 1977. The team earned 7-5 records both years. Before Thursday's win, the Bison had lost 150 straight games in the Capital Athletic Conference. They were 0-14 so far this season and 0-20 overall.
Coach Curtis Pride took over the team two years ago. He's the only deaf player to reach the major leagues in the modern era.