Suggested Public Statements by Gallaudet
Javietz In response to Tom's "Oh, Shut Up, Chuck Colson!!" post, Mishka Zena wrote:"Seriously the public relations department under the new Interim president has a very tall order, trying to undo the damage it inflicted on the university the last few months."How so true.I also left a response suggesting that it may be a good idea if:"Gally?s PR Department hires new faces to [...]
Wed, Nov 15 2006
Social Abilities Matter, Dr. Fernandes.
Javietz Kevin McLeod posted an article online at the i711.com, entitled "Help Wanted at Gallaudet" on November 8, 2006 ( [link] Mr. McLeod mainly argues in this article that, for most leadership positions, social abilities matter, which Dr. Fernandes lacks. Help Wanted at GallaudetNovember 8, 2006By Kevin McLeodThe past two [...]
Tue, Nov 14 2006
My Response to the "Dismissed" article in the Boston Globe
Javietz Below is my response to Brooke Lea Foster's "Dismissed," which was published in the Boston Globe magazine on November 12, 2006. Ms. Foster's article was posted in Mishka Zena's blog on the same day. I sent my response (i.e., Letter to the Editor) to the magazine yesterday, and got a prompt reply from them. The editor would like to consider publishing it, space [...]
Tue, Nov 14 2006
My Response to Tom's "Journalists Can Be So Dumb."
Javietz I think it is unforunate, but not so surprising that we frequently encounter hearing people who are ignorant to our way of life. Hearing people, unfamiliar with the langauge, culture, and society of Deaf people, often stereotype them as isolated, lonely, miserable, and emotionally cut off from other people. These projections of hearing people of what it must mean to [...]
Tue, Nov 07 2006
Jack Slutzky's Misconceptions Re-visited
Javietz Regarding Jack Slutzky's definition of culture in Gallaudet Isolating Deaf (11/3/06), the problem with dictonaries is that a single word often has multiple meanings. It is easy to chose a definition one likes in favor of another right above or below it. Mr. Slutzky has said the meaning of culture is "the development of intellectual and moral abilities; enlightenment [...]
Sat, Nov 04 2006
Signing, Writing, and Speaking
Javietz Linguists have verified that ASL is a full-fledged, full-valued language with its own grammatical structures, on a par in sophistication and complexity with any language including spoken English. For Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people in North America, ASL is a language that emerges spontaneously as a means of talking about what they know, so that they can attain social [...]
Fri, Nov 03 2006
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