Thursday, October 26, 2006

Clerc Center Teachers and Staff Conduct Second Poll, Overwhelmingly Ask for the Resignation of Dr. Jane Fernandes as President-Designate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2006

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Clerc Center Teachers and Staff Conduct Second Poll, Overwhelmingly Ask for the Resignation of Dr. Jane Fernandes as President-Designate.


Teachers and Staff at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center recently had a poll. Out of 235 teachers and staff, 119 participated in the poll. The results are as follows:


The teachers and staff of Laurent Clerc Center demand that Jane Kelleher Fernandes resign or be removed from her position for the greater good of Gallaudet University and the Laurent Clerc Center.


83% Agreed 6% Disagreed 11% Abstained



The teachers and staff of the Laurent Clerc Center request the Board of Trustees convene an emergency meeting with four elected representatives from the students, four elected faculty members, two elected staff members, two elected Laurent Clerc Center representatives, and two elected members of the Alumni Association to determine how to manage Gallaudet University during the interim and to plan for a re-opening of the search process.


88% Agreed 7% Disagreed 5% Abstained



The Teachers and Staff of the Laurent Clerc Center request no reprisals against any member of the community, including students, staff and faculty, Clerc Center teachers and staff, Trustees and alumni for their support of or dissent from the current protests.


92% Agreed 2% Disagreed 7% Abstained



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