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Gallaudet University / Protests #320150

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 10, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) DC's Gallaudet Univ., nation's only liberal arts college for hearing impaired, reported closed due to student protests. Report introduced.

(DC: Lem Tucker) Students reported claiming university will remain closed until person who is hearing impaired receives position as president; details given, scenes shown. Bd. of trustees reported naming Elisabeth Ann Zinser pres. Zinser noted neither deaf nor able to use sign language. [Gallaudet admin. Prof. Howard BUSBY - (thru translator) criticizes board of trustees.] Student-faculty coalition reported calling for Zinser and board chairperson Jane Spilman to resign. [STUDENT - (thru translator) comments on situation.] Students quoted. [STUDENT - (thru translator) says needs deaf role model.] Issue noted becoming of national interest [Postal OFFICIAL - indicates support for students.] [Representative Barney FRANK - comments on prejudice.] [Equal Empl. Opportunity Commission (EEOC) commissioner Evan KEMP - describes situation in which disabled can't representative themselves.] March to Capitol Hill announced.

Rather, Dan;
Tucker, Lem

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