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Gallaudet votes to remove president

From Times Wire Reports

The board of trustees of Gallaudet University, the nation’s premier school for the deaf, voted to revoke the appointment of the incoming president, who had been the subject of weeks of protests.

Jane Fernandes, the former provost, was to take office in January. Protesters said that Fernandes was an unproductive and divisive leader as provost and was not the best person to address a lack of diversity, declining enrollment and low graduation rates.

Gallaudet, which receives more than $100 million annually from the federal government, was rated “ineffective” this year by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.


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