It is indeed a sad day. The risk is that in the future Gallaudet University possibly becomes a medical rehabilitation agency instead of higher education.
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, appointed two new Board of Trustees for Gallaudet University. Those two newly appointed board of trustees are pro-cochlear implants. The biggest risk is that the Gallaudet University possibly becomes a cochlear implant university in the future.
Gallaudet University is supposed to be a place of higher education, but not a medical experimentation.
If Unity for Gallaudet protest in 2006 never happened, the book “REBUILT: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human” written by Michael Chorost.
Who is Michael Chorost? A double-cochlear implant user, was invited as a visiting professor at Gallaudet University for a year, most likely push hard for cochlear implant mentality at Gallaudet University: “however, 59 percent of Gallaudet’s faculty, staff, and students questioned in a poll agreed that the school should do more to encourage student with cochlear implants to attend. Gallaudet now has a center devoted to supporting students with cochlear implants.”
But Unity for Gallaudet happened, so Michael Chorost went low-profile and scared.
I would like to share a second link where I wrote a blog three years ago (2017), sharing major concerns in the future where the founding of Gallaudet in 1864 to 2064 which is 200 years, it would be Cyborg University. Meaning all would be cochlear implants, speaking and listening, no more signing. That is a big concern.
Now, two new appointees on Board of Trustees for Gallaudet University, most likely push hard for cochlear implant experimentation or worse. It is only beginning…..should we all be concerned?
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