Gallaudet Board Ousts Fernandes
From today's Washington Post: Gallaudet Board Ousts Fernandes:
The governing board of Gallaudet University revoked the appointment of the school's incoming president yesterday, giving in to the demands of students, faculty and others whose protests have kept the nation's premier school for the deaf in turmoil for the past month. (Read the story.)
Read Board of Trustees' letter here.
Read Fernandes's statement here.
At Gallaudets, protesters celebrated (view quicktime video).
"Now that the protest is over, the work begins of evolving a new system," writes Diane Rez on her blog.
The partying will end and it is back to business as normal while the Board of Trustees get to the business of repairing Gallaudet.
For the rest of us, we have a lot of self-examination to do.
What does it mean to authority and governance now that constituents have successfully proven that they can influence a board of trustees to reverse its decisions?
Many in the Gallaudet community are posting such musings now. Find them through DEAFREAD.