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Gallaudet University\'s 9th President

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Concerned Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alumni of Gallaudet University and Members of the Texas School for the Deaf Faculty and Austin Deaf Community Ad Hoc Group May 6, 2006 To: Members of the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees From: Concerned GU Alumni, TSD staff and Austin Deaf Community Subject: Pleading for a sensible resolution of the current GU campus crisis CC: Members of GU Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni (FSSA), Gallaudet University Alumni Association, National Association of the Deaf Thirty loyal alumni, TSD staffers and Austin Deaf Community gathered together on the evening of May 5 to share their profound and civil thoughts, feelings and concerns for the current crisis taking place at Gallaudet University. The members of our group are also members of the GU classes from 1966 to 2005. There was a genuine dosage of people of color and others who represented a moderate diversity of persons who shared various opinions and stories on the current situation on Kendall Green, which affected us all in so many different ways. The consensus among us thirty is as follows: 1) The GU Board of Trustees must indicate willingness to be flexible, become more democratic and not static, and take a proactive stance to resolve the current crisis by reversing its decision on the selection of the 9th GU president; 2) In solidarity with the members of FSSA, we believe that asking the Board of Trustees to rescind his selection of the new president of GU, reopen the position of the president and not penalize participants of various rallies or Tent City leaders/organizers because we deem their stated demands as relevant, reasonable and just. Most of all, we are deeply concerned by disheartening split among our fellow Gallaudetians and the American Deaf Community on the increasing crisis. As the presidential signer of our alma mater


Concerned GU Alumni, TSD staff and Austin Deaf Community


Video Clip of Paul Rutowski, representive of Austin GUAA and the Austin Deaf Community, that will be sent to Gallaudet\'s Board of Trustees requesting them to resolve the crisis as described in this peitition. For more information on Gallaudet University\'s Presidential Search and their current stance -
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