Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Campus Falls Silent

The bells on one campus will remain silent starting at 5pm today in honor of Silent Day, part of the International Week of the Deaf. The chimes that normally ring on the University of Illinois Quad will stop for 24 hours. Dozens of faculty members and students are pledging to turn off their voices all day to raise awareness about communications barriers for the deaf. The documentary See What I’m Saying will be shown at 6pm. During Saturday's football game against Penn State, 25 children from the Illinois School for the Deaf will perform the National Anthem with the Marching Illini band.

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