We live in tornado alley, but sometimes it can feel like we’re on the side street next to the alley. The sirens sound, the TV meteorologists tell us to take cover, then nothing happens.
Call us biased, but we think some things on the chopping block at Westminster College should be reconsidered. Two of those are The Columns — the student-run campus newspaper— and the readership program which provides free editions of newspapers for students to read. The Sun first reported on these potential budget cuts earlier this year (see “Westminster SGA begins process of balancing next year’s budget” on Page 1 of the Jan. 5 edition).
The title “My last article” does not mean I am finished writing.
You might not realize it, but for more than a century, many non-deaf professionals have had a goal to banish or at least control the use of ASL.
From 1880 until about 1980, it was rare for a qualified deaf professional to get a professional job serving deaf people.
Yes, it is as legitimate as any written and spoken language.
Typically, educators and parents expect hearing students to achieve grade level academic knowledge and skills.
Most non-deaf professionals do not believe that there is a deaf world that is distinct from the hearing world.
What happens when there are a much larger number of professionals from the majority cultural/language group than from the minority group serving minority group members?
Did you read about the university “Women’s Studies” Department that does not use any textbooks written by women and that has no women involved in running the program or teaching the courses?
In each of my three previous articles, I explained the importance of one of the three terms, “authority, opportunity, and advantage.”
Dictionaries define the term “opportunity” as “a chance, especially one that offers some kind of advantage and/or a combination of favorable circumstances or situations.” I said the same thing in my previous article about, “authority.”
Dictionaries define the term, authority, as: power, right, influence, clout and importantly, who should “say-so” and have the “last word”?
I believe that only a very small percent of deaf people currently possess doctorate degrees.
A doctor usually makes the first comments to parents about the condition of their newborn baby’s condition.