My Story: Dr. Jane Fernandes
Sonny James My second year at Gallaudet University in the fall of 2000. The campus was thrown into chaos after an Phi Kappa Zeta off-campus party when we all arrived back on campus to find that someone has been murdered. The deceased is Eric Plunkett, a person I miss dearly. He and I are proud alumni of Minnesota State Academy for the [...]
Fri, May 05 2006
Unity For Gallaudet.
Sonny James From Cave Spring, GA...I read every blog and news link I can find about the protest going on at Gallaudet University over the process and selection of Dr. Fernandes.I am disappointed to find that there are one too many blogs out there that are essentially sticking up their noses at the protest that is going on its fourth day at [...]
Thu, May 04 2006
Gallaudet University - Board of Trustee.
Sonny James As some of you may know that Gallaudet University has recently announced that their current provost Dr. Jane Fernandes has been selected as their 9th president.I'm stunned!Before I can spew out my anger at the selection process and how could this happen. I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't blog about this earlier and often as in 3 months ago [...]
Tue, May 02 2006
EEOC Claims Victory
McCollum & Associates (Deaf Law) The EEOC prevailed in a discrimination case jury verdict on behalf of a deaf employee at Federal Express who was denied sign language interpreters for employment-related communications.... [...]
Wed, Mar 08 2006
Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
McCollum & Associates (Deaf Law) After the events of this Fall with Hurricane Katrina, the federal government is gearing up to ensure that the infrastructure does not forget about people with disabilities in times of natural disasters. A report can be found on the Department... [...]
Fri, Jan 20 2006
Reasonable (?) Accommodations
McCollum & Associates (Deaf Law) From the e-magazine DeafWeekly comes the following request from a deaf defendant in Fort Wayne, Indiana -- a cochlear implant at the state's expense in order to follow the proceedings in his murder trial! The article states:... [...]
Fri, Jan 20 2006
NAD Sues Morgan Stanley
McCollum & Associates (Deaf Law) NAD and Outten & Golden have filed suit against Morgan Stanley on behalf of a deaf account holder who tried to place a trade through a relay system. Donald Brunner tried to place a stock trade through the TTY and... [...]
Mon, Sep 26 2005
Surveying the Deaf Response to Katrina
McCollum & Associates (Deaf Law) When Hurricane Katrina hit, my thoughts immediately went to the thousands of deaf residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and the surrounding environs. I knew that the deaf community and most likely the interpreting community would mobilize immediately, but I also knew... [...]
Mon, Sep 19 2005
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