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Gallaudet University / President Issue #843081

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 30, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The remarkable show of student power at Gallaudet University, the nation's only liberal arts college for the deaf, introduced.

(Washington: John Donvan) The student revolt at Gallaudet that led to the firing of the new president featured; scenes shown of the students celebrating the total surrender of the administration to them, including burning Jane Fernandes in effigy; details given about the issue of American sign language & the deaf culture. [Earlier, speaking & signing, Jane FERNANDES†- says she is deaf enough to be president.] [Student body president Noah BECKMAN - {thru signing translator} says it is not hatred, but symbolic.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) More about the controversy at Gallaudet University on "Nightline" noted.

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Donvan, John
Duration:
00:02:20

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