Tuesday, October 16, 2012

News Conf on Gally controversy

Angela McCaskill says she wants her job back. At a news conference today, Galluadet's chief diversity officer said she signed the petition to give Maryland residents a chance to vote on same-sex marriage and to spur campus dialogue. But the president of the school put her on paid leave. After nearly a week of silence on the matter, President Alan Hurwitz released a statement today defending his action, saying, "I placed her on paid administrative leave as a prudent action to allow the university—and Dr. McCaskill—the time to consider this question after the emotions of first reactions subsided." Hurwitz said he was acting on behalf of the students and that he hopes for a resolution which will "require that she and the University community work together to respond to the concerns that have been raised." Read more here. WUSA has a video report on the news conference and statement, posted on DeafNewsToday.com.