11 October 2006

The Students have had enough!

The FSSA repeatedly states they have not been heard. Well look here --- you were heard and disagreed with. Hearing does not mean bowing down to you. You ask for what you will not give. Now learn more about the morally bankrupt FSSA protest. Read on:

Subj: Most at GU support peace!"

Our education is being held hostage" is how MOST people at Gallaudet feel about the protestors. Pass it on.DON'T LET YOUR EDUCATION BE HELD HOSTAGE BY A FEW !A CALL FOR THE RETURN TO EDUCATION

From the “Concerned Students of Gallaudet University”We represent students who want to continue their education without interference, in a safe and peaceful environment. We strongly oppose any actions that disrupt teaching and learning. This applies to all members of this community, including the administration.We are not taking a position on the protest. While we have a variety of views about the choice of President, we are united by a desire to protect our beloved university. The protest is now interfering with our education. Our classrooms are inaccessible and our minds are distracted.

So that we get the precious education for which we have paid, we demand:

• Ending of the barricade of the Hall Memorial Building (HMB).
• Tactics of dissent that do not disrupt our concentration on our studies.
• No more bomb threats or personal intimidation.
• Faculty and staff who are part of the protest put their hearts and minds into their teaching.
• Toleration of expression of diverse views, if conducted in respectful and peaceful way.

All reasonable people will agree with these points. The Washington Post editor wrote on October 9th, “to hold hostage the educational hopes of their classmates…strikes at the heart of the nation’s leading institution of higher education for the deaf.” Even when we disagree, we must protect the heart of Gallaudet University: teaching and learning. ACT NOW !1. Sign the petition “A Call for the Return To Education.”2. Send your comments and concerns to us at <gallystudents@yahoo.com>3. All students, faculty, and students are welcome, regardless of view on the protest.


At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God the majority begins to stand up and demand to be heard. The silent majority has been silent too long. In order for this to truly stop and education to return you must make your voices heard. Kudos to those directing this effort. You will take back your beloved institution if you stand together.

At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an alumnus. My parents are alumni too. My son, deaf too, did say about the possibility of going to Gallaudet. I had a good talk with him and we agreed that Gallaudet is not a good place for him to receive an education. For the first time the chain has broken.

The direction of the protest is harming Gallaudet andthe Deaf community everywhere. A total embarrassment.

At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In towns it is impossible to prevent men from assembling, getting excited together and forming sudden passionate resolves. Towns are like great meeting houses with all the inhabitants as members. In them the people wield immense influence over their magistrates and often carry their desires into execution without intermediaries."

Alexis De Tocqueville

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At 11:24 AM, Blogger Mike McConnell said...

So am I. Class of 91. And what's really funny is the people that I've talked to on MSN or AIM, and on VP don't support the protest. I'm not afraid to show my face ever since Oct 2004.


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