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October 4, 2006

Protests Resume Over Choice of Gallaudet President

From: WJLA - Washington,DC,USA - Oct 4, 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some students and faculty members at Gallaudet University have resumed their protests about the school's incoming president and the way she was chosen.

The protesters pitched tents on the campus last spring, demanding that the presidential search be reopened. They staged a walkout from classes again Tuesday and pitched tents near the university's main gate.

Professor Richard Lytle, a member of the coalition of student, faculty, staff and alumni protesters, says nothing has changed since May for most people on campus.

Then-Provost Jane Fernandes was named in May to become president of the school for the deaf, succeeding I- King Jordan. She will become president in January.

This week's protests coincide with a meeting of the university's board of trustees Thursday and Friday. Many protesters say the trustees have been unresponsive to their concerns.

Information from: The Washington Post

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