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    The protest was a movement that came together by students, faculty and staff, as well as the community to reach their goal, which was to get a Deaf President. Protestors believed that it was time to have a President that understood them; their culture, and they believed it was only right for a Deaf person to run the worlds only Deaf University for students. When the university was noticed that Elisabeth Ann Zinser was to be the University’s first non-hearing president, this is when the protesting began. The students of Gallaudet University were very upset and passionate about the decision of the university getting a president who was not deaf. So the students and supporting staff shut down the campus. Protesters barricaded gates, burned effigies, and gave interviews to the press demanding four specific concessions from the Board. The point of the protest was to unite and strengthen students and staff. The need for a deaf president was…

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    This series started off well because it allowed older viewers to re-immerse themselves back in Elisabeth Sladen’s performance who has been ‘associated with what has been seen as the “golden age” of the classic series’ (Garner. 161) of Doctor Who, and for the younger audience it was created to be aimed for, it easily introduced many of the main cast members as well as the well-known character Sarah Jane. Looking into the narrative form for this episode, it starts with a narration from Sarah Jane…

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    of ideas and making my own contribution to it. But there I was—silent. After modest debate, we voted 18-9 to not renew the contract. A decision made in pursuit of congruency with our support of the LGBTQ+ community, I instead voted to renew. Borrowing from the works of Kierkegaard and de Beauvoir, I found myself pulled between the competing values of liberty and tolerance. My silence was no endorsement, but a moment of raw uncertainty. After discussion with friends and a deal of reflection late…

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    Describe the Situation: Grief is an individual’s natural coping mechanism when dealing with the loss of someone/something no longer in their life. As portrayed by Heart to Heart Hospice, “grief is the natural way we cope with loss” (When You Are Grieving, 2013). Heart to Heart Hospice, located in Indiana, Michigan and Texas, is a hospice agency that provides services for individuals with incurable illnesses and their loved ones. To obtain contact information, services provided or local…

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    Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-LeBrun, a Rococo era painter turned Neoclassical, was born in Paris on April 16, 1755. She lived to be eighty—seven as “one of the foremost portraitists in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century and during the first three decades of the nineteenth” (NGA, web) (May, 1). Spanning a long career with over 600 paintings, Vigée-LeBrun is “characterized” and marveled “…as the much sought-after portraitist of not only European royalty and nobility, but also of notable…

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    Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-LeBrun, a Rococo era painter turned Neoclassical, was born in Paris on April 16, 1755. She lived to be eighty—seven as “one of the foremost portraitists in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century and during the first three decades of the nineteenth.” (NGA, web) (May, 1) Spanning a long career with over 600 paintings, Vigée-LeBrun is “characterized” and marveled “…as the much sought-after portraitist of not only European royalty and nobility, but also of notable…

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    Gallaudet University is a liberal arts university in Washington D.C. comprised of mostly Deaf and hard of hearing students. It was founded first in 1856 on two acres simply as housing for 12 deaf students. It was not until the following year that it became the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind. It did not become Gallaudet College until 1954, and was named after the superintendent. In 1986 it was renamed Gallaudet University after the President Ronald Reagan…

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    Journal 1: Death President Now Movement Gallaudet University is a prestigious university for the Deaf and hearing impaired. The university’s history goes back as far as 100 plus years with educating the Deaf and hearing. In 1988, students, faculty, and alumni of the university protested in opposition to a hearing person being positioned as president. Newly elected president, Elisabeth A. Zinser, was chosen over 2 other candidates whom were Deaf. This choice led to protests brought upon by angry…

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    this to be a parallel to the 1988 Deaf President Now (DPN) protests at Gallaudet. In this case, students at the university were angry that a Deaf president had not been chosen for their school. Gallaudet was regarded as a place where students could fully embrace their Deaf identity, yet it had never had a president that represented the population. When the former president retired in 1987, two of the candidates to hold the position next were Deaf. The students were optimistic that they…

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    president’s lawn, speeches were starting to erupt, and eventually TV cameras started to show up. On Sunday, March 6 1988, the Board of Trustees had selected Elisabeth Zinser, the only candidate who was not deaf, as the next president of Gallaudet. Word was heard loud and clear to the deaf community—no deaf president at the world’s only university for people who are deaf and hard at hearing. More rallying ensued. Roads were blocked, TV cameras picked up all of the action they could, and word…

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