Volunteers fill the College Hall Lyceum on November 28 to begin the three-day task of preparing holiday greeting cards by President I. King Jordan and Linda Jordan for mailing. Approximately 20 volunteers a day donated their time to send out 10,000 holiday cards.
"Morning Light on College Hall," by deaf artist Mary Thornley, the Powrie V. Doctor Chair of Deaf Studies for 2000-01, graces the cover of this year’s holiday greeting card from the Jordans.
E.J. Dionne (right), a columnist for The Washington Post, and William Kristol (left), editor and publisher for The Weekly Standard, visited the campus on November 20 to share their political insights, discussing and debating the issues behind the controversial 2000 presidential election proceedings. Dionne, who supported the Democrats’ position, and Kristol, a Republican backer, have co-edited a book, Bush vs Gore: The Court Decision and the Commentary. The
C-SPAN television network broadcast their presentation, held in the Merrill Learning Center. The event was co-sponsored by the University Library and the Department of Communication Studies, with Laura Jacobi, coordinator of reference and instruction in the Library, and Dr. Paul Siegel, a professor in Communication Studies, serving as planners. Here, Siegel presents a gift to Dionne and Kristol in appreciation for donating their time and sharing their expertise with the campus. Gallaudet was also visited by Matthew Cooper, deputy Washington bureau chief of Time magazine, who spoke to students, staff, and faculty on November 29 in Ely Auditorium Cooper talked about Time, with references to his past work on other publications, such as Washington Monthly, New Republic, and Newsweek. He also talked about some of Time's features, such as its “Man of the Year” issue. Then he discussed September 11 and how it has impacted his and the magazine’s work. Cooper’s talk was sponsored by the English Department.
The November 11 opening of History Through Deaf Eyes at the William Woods University in Fulton, Mo., served as a homecoming for exhibition curator Jack Gannon (right), who attended the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton, and was able to visit with family members and former teachers at the celebration. Shown with Gannon are (from left): Richard and Marthada Reed, who coordinated the effort to obtain and label dozens of objects and photos from the Missouri School for the Deaf that are included in the Fulton exhibition; Rosalyn Gannon; and Jean Bergey, exhibition project director.