Burgey, Jean L. "Deaf President Now." Deaf President Now. Jean L. Burgey, n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2013.
This website gives us a brief summary of what Deaf President Now was. It also gave us an idea about why the students, faculty, and the alumni were so upset. Two of the three finalists were deaf and the only hearing finalist was the one chosen to be the new president, which is why the Gallaudet students were outraged. After the protests were over and the people got what they wanted, Dr. I. King Jordan became the first deaf president at Gallaudet University.
"Speeches and Remarks." Dr. I. King Jordan. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.
On this website we learn about Dr. Jordan, who was the first deaf president at Gallaudet University. It gives us a short biography about him and how he became president. This website also gives us a list of his famous speeches. This will help us because we can learn about the first president and how he became who he was.
"Elisabeth Zinser." - Gallaudet University. Gallaudet University, n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2013.
This website gives a brief biography of Elisabeth Zinser. This website will help us because we can learn about Zinser and her accomplishments and how she became president at Gallaudet University. Zinser was the only finalist in 1988 that wasn’t deaf, and she was the one that received the title of president. After the Deaf President Now ended, Zinser retired. Bush, George. "George Bush Letter to Gallaudet." - Gallaudet University. Gallaudet University, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.
In this letter, former President, George Bush, informs Philip Bravin on his opinion of the new elected president for Gallaudet University. Mr. Bush believed that it was important for the next president to be deaf, and also that the university was a symbol of hope for America. This direct letter from George Bush helped us understand the government's point of view on the situation at the time.
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