Monday, October 30, 2006

Correction: MSSD Alumni Arrested Name List

"Yvonne" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:58:30 -0000

[MSSDAlumni] MSSD Alumni Arrested Name List Correction

Correction. The name list you got before is not accurate.
List of MSSD Alumni Who Were Arrested on Friday, October 13, 2006

1. Berry, Heather
2. Best, Joshua
3. Brimmer, Adam
4. Clevenger, Travis
5. Doudt, Calvin
6. Egnatovitch, Kyron
7. Harris, Raychelle
8. Holcomb, Tara
9. Johnson, Rochella
10. Kelly, Joseph
11. Kessel, Jonathan
12. Kuehne, Jennifer
13. MacLaughlin Holmes, Heidi
14. Moore, Sean
15. Plummer, LaToya
16. Ruzicka, Jason
17. Saccente, Joseph
18. Scarna, Stefano
19. Saunders, Shandella
20. Shephard, Ryan21. Valencia, Jessica
22. Valencia, Jonathan__._,_.___

Friday, October 27, 2006


Unity for Gallaudet University

Thursday, October 26, 2006

New Thomas & Alice Cartoon


FOR MSSD ALUMNI: Update! is now updated! Please visit there and also check new MSSD alumni blog!

Eagles #1!


New MSSD Blog

Attention, folks, the seniors inspired me to open this blog for MSSD. If any one of you is interested in speaking out, you are welcome to do so here. Anonymity will be respected.

Letter from MSSD Seniors

This came from MSSD Seniors! Folks, ladies and gentlemen, let's give 'em BIG HANDWAVES! We're proud of you, MSSD Seniors! May the eagle soar high as your spirits!

Eagles are #1!

- D.


Letter from MSSD Seniors
Filed under:
General, FSSA, - Clerc Center — gufssa @ 10:51 am

To the Members of the G.U. Board of Trustees,

This morning on October 25, 2006, the seniors of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf were on our way to our internship sites. Unfortunately, we witnessed an unexpected confrontation between the Campus police and Gallaudet students who were protesting at the Brentwood gate near the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. We, the seniors, have never witnessed anything like this since the beginning of the protest. Having seen this occurred, we felt traumatized by this experience. We realized how much hatred and violence were created by the Department of Public Safety who was ordered to destroy this protest which was supposed to be a peaceful one. We felt that the Department of Public Safety didn’t confront this situation peacefully. They were being very physical and ignored the students when they were trying to communicate with them. This protest is becoming more serious than we expected. So, for the seniors who witnessed this confrontation, we decided to wake up and show our support. We walked out of our school to show that we are physically there so the community of Gallaudet University would become very aware that we want to support this protest in every way possible. This protest has been going on since May 2006 and we believe it is time for all of you, the Board of Trustees, to get more involved with the Gallaudet community and hear us out. We won’t give up fighting for our rights. Our future is in your hands. Wake up.

The Seniors of MSSD

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Open Letter to Irving King Jordan and Jane Kelleher Fernandes

Dear Irving King Jordan and Jane Kelleher Fernandes,

I am deeply disappointed in the actions that were undertaken at the MSSD/Brentwood gates in the Administration's attempt to move the protestors. I remember the MSSD gates fondly, which I used many times when I lived at MSSD. The order of a bulldozer to push students at my high school is very,very deplorable. According to what I was told, three students were injured. One student's foot was seriously cut and blood was shed on MSSD campus. You have besmirched the memory of MSSD forever!

I do not agree with all the actions of the protestors, nor do I think they were in the best of the interests for the FSSA. But you have called all the protestors, which include MSSD alumni, "terrorists." As a grandson of a diplomat, I find this very unacceptable and uncalled for. You have slandered and tarnished our school.

With all the power that I have, with my family name that I will use, I will contact my Congressman and request for a Congressional investigation into your actions at the MSSD/Brentwood gates, on property of our old home. You better prepare to answer yourself before Congress.

This is the last straw. Gloves are off.


Dan McClintock
artist, writer
grandson of the Honorable Robert McClintock

cc: the GUFSSA, MSSD Alumnis


In light of what just happened at MSSD gates, I would like to invite all MSSD alumni to come to Yvonne's MSSD yahoo group for a discussion of the crisis and the DPS' treatment of students at MSSD gates. Be advised the moderator is very busy at this moment and it is not known when she may be available later, but we will keep you posted. For now just email to the address provided in the webpage, and we will see about setting a time for a live, online discussion. Any suggestion or idea? If you want, you may post your comments or letters here on my site to attention of other MSSD alumni. Thanks -

- D.


Breaking News

I just had a VP conversation with an old friend, a former MSSD classmate, who is at Gallaudet. My friend informed me that a bulldozer came to the MSSD gates and tried to move the protestors who were standing in way. 3 students were hurt, and one student's foot was cut in half. My VP conversation was cut short when a fire alarm went on in the building where my friend was using a VP booth. I will update you as more details come up!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Open Letter to MSSD Alumni

(second draft)

Dear MSSD alumni,

Greetings, folks! I know many questions may be on your mind as they were on my mind about Gallaudet's handling of the protests and whether MSSD alumni who were involved in the protestors were actually guilty of breaking any law on the properties of MSSD and KDES. I know that some of you who were not present at Kendall Green during the events from October 11 through 13 may be still confused today, as more details of what happened continue to come out. Hence, I am writing to you to express my concerns and thoughts that may be as similiar as yours.

First, I would like to introduce myself. I was a student at Model Secondary School for the Deaf from 1978 to 1981. It was one of my best experiences in my life, being at MSSD and interacting with students from different states all over the U.S. Some of you who were with me during this time remember our MSSD pride was very strong. We had the best football and girls' basketball records at that time. In retrospective I feel the education we received back at MSSD then was very valuable, and is still today. MSSD was where I first took Journalism class and learned how to write reports. MSSD also has its own theatre (named after my teacher Eric Malzkuhn, Gallaudet alumnus), which gave outstanding plays during the years we were there. MSSD in my experience was one of the best places for a student to attend, especially with its proximity to the Capitol (only three miles) in Washington, D.C., which offered many opportunities for study of U.S. history.

Speaking of U.S. history, I come from two of very prominent Washingtonian families. Both my late grandfathers worked for the U.S. government on high levels. My late grandfather, the Honorable Robert McClintock, was Ambassador to four countries - Lebanon, Cambodia, Argentina and Venezuela. He has met his bosses, the Presidents of the United States, from Truman to Ford. My other grandfather, Stewart French, was Attorney to the Interior at Congress, and one of his great achievements in his career was his involvement in a legislative team that examined documents for statehood of Alaska and Hawaii in 1959 (which greatly expanded our country, the U.S.!). Like my paternal grandfather, my maternal grandfather met Presidents, too, as well as many politicians, Congressmen and Senators, whom he represented and befriended during many years of his work. Both contributed their parts to making of U.S. history.

Now, here in 2006 you can, too, contribute to making of U.S. history. I do not claim to be the sole representative for all MSSD alumni, since I did not graduate from MSSD. I was transferred to a hearing school against my wishes in 1982. Yet, as I have said before, MSSD will always remain part of my identity. I may have left MSSD, but MSSD never left my heart. So with this in respect, I hope you do not mind me speaking on all your behalf, seeing there was no one else to speak for us.

President-designate Jane K. Fernandes and the Gallaudet Public Relations made allegations against the GUFSSA and the protestors that they prevented MSSD and KDES students from getting education. Their allegations also include the students' supposedly blocking school buses from leaving to pick up KDES students and the banging on sides of the buses. Ms. Fernandes alleged that these students, which include 21 MSSD alumni, broke serious laws on campus. All these allegations are reportedly denied by posters on my website and in other people's blogsites.

Based upon these findings, I have been thinking deeply and have decided to write this open letter for all MSSD alumni. I ask that each one of you to suspend your judgement and to understand the protestors, why they are fighting for their cause. I ask you not to judge them by egregious offenses that some individual protestors thoughtlessly committed, but to judge them by the dedication of their heart to the cause for justice and truth. I ask that we, all MSSD alumni, pardon the 135 protestors, including the 21 MSSD alumni, for any serious offense or trangression that they may have committed on the premises of MSSD/KDES. I also ask that there be a censure of certain acts committed by individual protestors who acted not in the best interests of the FSSA. Let us not condemn all 135 protestors for a few individuals' actions. I think we all agree on what those acts that we deem unacceptable are. These acts include throwing objects, spraypainting on Gallaudet property, and other instances of violence or vandalism. I ask that this censure be deferred to a time after Jane K. Fernandes steps down from her position, truth is fully reconciled and healing is in place on campus. I ask you to please send your letters of support to the attention of the GUFSSA, the 21 MSSD alumni, and the hunger strikers in regard.

In sum, I ask you to please support the GUFSSA in its cause for justice and truth. Let's make Kendall Green a beautiful home again the way we remember it.

May Eagle Wings soar!

Thank you,

Dan McClintock
artist, writer
MSSD alumnus
Class of 1982

MSSD PR A Failure As Well

MSSD PR A Failure As Well
An editorial by D. McClintock

Let's recap the bus incident at the MSSD/KDES gates. Pieces and bits of the entire picture are slowly emerging. To this date, the GUFSSA spokespeople have not yet responded to my emailed questions. But anonymous posters, who are presumably protestors themselves, said on my blogsite that the allegations Ms. Maynerdie raised about the protestors supposedly blocking school buses or MSSD/KDES students from either leaving or coming in at the gates are untrue and "lies." Here is a following copy of one poster:

Anonymous said...

I used to work with the transportation department. All buses are kept in the basement of the parking structure on 6th street, on campus. The buses usually leave around 6 am. Now about the protest - we do not trap anyone inside. Everyone who has cars, buses, vans, you name it, are allowed out, but not everyone can get back in. We do not kidnap anyone on campus. That would be a severe violation! Everyone can leave as they please. And since we all agree that the school buses carrying students and teachers at MSSD/KDES were allowed back in, so the lies lie with the administration not the protest.

Here the poster contradicts Maynerdie's statement about protestors allegedly preventing buses from leaving to pick up elementary students. Who can imagine anyone at the protests getting up bleary-eyed and early, stretching and yawning, at 6am to block the school buses from leaving the gates?? This hole in Maynerdie's story further weakens the Gallaudet Public Relations' position on MSSD and KDES. The fact that she is a Jane K. Fernandes supporter also makes her statement biased.

The ambiguity of Maynerdie's statement incidates to me a possible slip of tongue, probably due to the rash way she wrote her reply, about who actually prevented the buses from leaving to pick up students. Blogger Mishka Zena pointed out one poster's comment on her website that the responsiblity for closing the schools lays with the university, not the protests.

The Gallaudet PR alleged that protestors banged violently on the sides of the school buses as they came in with the students. This was debunked by a father of one boy on

Jane K. Fernandes characterized the so-called "dissenters" in her interview with the Washington Post as "terrorists," accusing them of denying MSSD and KDES students their education, saying that food for the campus and services for deaf babies and the elderly were being denied. Yet the protestors presented an entirely different picture, claiming that their protests are peaceful and non-violent. Note the use of such terms as "babies" and "senior citizens" could be her attempt to appeal to emotions of the deaf community and influence their public opinion in her way. But her approach, evidently, isn't working. She even put the words in the mouths of the Metro Police Department, whose jobs were simply to response to complaints.

Here's a copy of the link to the JKF interview for your reference:

Her reply to the reporter's question about the protestors' demands is curious.

I know there are two demands -- I resign and no reprisals. But a protest has to be FOR something, so I want to LISTEN to those involved. I want you to tell me what you are FOR. You want the protest to reduce racism on campus? So do I and we have a plan that is already going into action. You want to protest to reduce audism on campus? So do I and we have a plan to do so that is beginning.

Notice how she has ominously omitted reprisals? She didn't respond to that part.

The two original demands still remain and those are not negotiable. It is impossible to negotiate when the protesters have no flexibility in their demands.

How can the students negotiate if she is not flexible either?

21 of the 133 protestors arrested are MSSD alumni. There is an increasing number of support among MSSD alumnus for them. Even some of the faculty and staff working at MSSD who kept their names anonymous for fear of losing their jobs are in support, too. My conclusion from observing this event is that, while not all the details of the bus incident are yet fully clear, Ms. Elizabeth Maynerdie's statement falls on its face. It is 0 for MSSD PR, 1 for MSSD alumni/protestors.

Add this to a growing long list of the Gallaudet PR's failures.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Editor's note 10/23/06: I removed link to petition by Stakeholders, due to a request by the same person who submitted the link, on behalf of the Stalkerholders. Declaration has just been disabled at request of the sponsoring organizations.

One cartoon will be forthcoming soon. I will be busy working today, but I will keep eyes on the deafread roll for the latest news and blogs as they come up every hour, and I will be sure to update you in time after my business hours.

Keep up your spirits, protestors!

- D.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Quote by St. Francis of Assisi

The benediction quoted today in my church is also worth noting here, for your inspiration:

"Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light: and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that wer are born to Eternal Life. Amen." - St. Francis of Assisi

Another IKJ Cartoon!

This story inspired my idea for this cartoon! - D.


(from MishkaZena)

Not In My Front Yard! Exclaimed Jordan

For now, the name of the grassy area slipped Is that the name for that grassy area between College Hall and The President’s personal residence. My brain is still fried from the exciting day yesterday. Earlier last week, a large tent was being constructed on this grassy field. Jordan was upset about it and ordered this large structure, still in the process of being completed, be bull-razed. The GUAA president, Andy Lange tried in vain to resolve this with Jordan. He spoke briefly on this tent fiasco at the rally at Capitol yesterday morning. Jordan was visibly upset and told him the tent cannot be built in front of his front yard. Not In His Front Yard? Immediately after his presentation, I asked Andy if true biz Jordan said that. I wanted to ensure that I saw (not heard) correctly what he said. He replied affirmatively, Jordan did use these words. When I went by the grassy field, there were no tent. The grassy area is now his front yard. I thought that belongs to the whole Gallaudet University.

Prayer for the Hunger Strikers

(morning edition)

Good morning, Deaf America!

How are you all feeling, after the march at the Capitol? Are any of you of faith, who belongs to a Christian or non-Christian denomination? Some folks in the Midwest, South Dakota or Minnesota, got together and put out this proclamation. You may keep this rationale in mind as you continue your prayers at church or temple of your choice. I am not one affiliated with any particular faith or church or temple. I am a freethinker. But I am of personal view that all of us are spiritual beings, whether deaf, hard of hearing or hearing, whatever mode of communications we use or which language we speak in.

I am also of personal view that for what reasons science is not fully able to determine, prayers do prove effective in some of the most dire situations (most of it is likely associated with pyschology and power of mind over matter). Whatever your conviction is, now is good time to pray for the health of the hunger strikers. Now is also good time to ask your God or Divine Intelligence or Savior to "move the mountains," speaking of Jane K. Fernandes and I. King Jordan, and persuade their minds to seriously respect the wishes of the deaf community for sake of peace and harmony on campus and to leave for once and all.

Folks, it appears that debate is growingly becoming irrelevant at this point. What is needed is unity on our home, Gallaudet University. To me personally, regardless of which side they stand on, all MSSD, Gallaudet, and KDES students are like family, like brothers and sisters, because of the unique environment that we live in, that we call our home. In order for our home to stand undivided and not fall (to paraphrase President Lincoln), we must all pray together on this day.

In the meantime, today I will personally light a candle for you (the hunger strikers) at my church.

Here's the link to the rationale on Deaf Kitchen's blogsite:


Thursday, October 19, 2006

International Deaf Day of Prayer

* * * A DEAF PROCLAMATION * * *To the deaf community in America and to the world, we, the undersigned, have agreed to hold a INTERNATIONAL DEAF DAY OF PRAYER on Saturday, October 21, 2006. The five-fold rationale is as follows:

1. There is a current crisis at Gallaudet University regarding the transition of power in the presidency, with the upcoming outcome expected to result in profound implications for the college and deaf community in the years to come.

2. We acknowledge that You, God, the Creator of this world, have the ultimate power to raise up leaders and to demote leaders of this world.

3. We acknowledge that You have created a people whom we call the deaf (Exodus 4:11).

4. We confess our specific sins against You, against the deaf and hearing communities, against anyone because if we do humble ourselves before You, You truly hear us (2 Chron. 7:14, 1 Peter 5:6; 1 John 3:22)!

5. We love our deaf people and our Gallaudet community and ask You, beloved God, to intervene in the Gallaudet crisis in a way that will bring peace to everyone and honor to You (Matthew 7:7-11). May You, God, be praised and glorified in this.


1. Bob Westerhaus, Savage, MN
2. Mary Westerhaus, Savage, MN
3. Ken Thigpen, Hagerstown, MD
4. Abbey Roin-Thigpen, Hagerstown, MD
5. Pastor Chester Brock, Carmichael, CA
6. Jeff and Heloise Hinds, Tucson, AZ
7. Raul and Diane Brown, Monument, CO
8. Diana Batman, Tracy, CA
9. Dave Arent, Hayward, CA
10. Barbara Arent, Hayward, CA
11. Fr. Thomas Coughlin, Hayward, CA
12. Roger and Christine Kraft, Sioux Falls, SD

P.S. This was sent to me and several other people at the same time.
Therefore, the total number of signees is probably more than the above list.
Posted by Deaf Kitchen at 10:10 PM

- D.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Bus Incident: Two Different Sides of Story

Good morning, Deaf America! Finally, after such a busy week working on projects, I am back at my desk, sitting in my chair with a cup of hot coffee. Ahh, refreshening smell of coffee! Mmm...

Now, readers, I'd like you to first read my exchange of replies to the posters below. Second, I would like to share with you the links to two different sides of the story on the bus incident. This is especially for those out in the public who were behind in blogs and news. The critic of the Gallaudet protests, Mike McConnell, questioned the tactics of some protestors according to reports he read. One report he blogged on had to do with the allegation of protestors banging on the sides of the buses as they came in. Here is a link to his blog:

However, the allegation was denied by a father of a son who rode on the bus in the incident. His story was published on Mishka Zena's blogsite at this following link,

Also, read comments by posters on the story in this other link,

There are still questions over what exactly happened in the events leading up to the arrests on "Black Friday." Elizabeth Maynardie's statement was vague, too. I have emailed the FSSA coalition yesterday and asked for their statement in rebuttal to Elizabeth Maynardie's statement in regards to the allegation of school buses being blocked. I will post their statement here as soon as I receive it.

But for the time being, speaking as a MSSD alumnus I have some thoughts. In sympathy with those MSSD alumni who were arrested on "Black Friday," I think it would be wise to defer this inquiry to a later time after JKF is successfully evicted and the presidential search process is reopened. I think we should call for an independent commission, to be made up of neutral-minded MSSD alumni, MSSD or KDES faculty and staff, and any other community leader who was not present at the events, to lead an investigation of several allegations regarding the handling of the bus incidents on Gallaudet's side and the tactics of certain protestors. I won't be on this commission, as neither should be the bloggers or anyone from the FSSA or the Administration. It must be filled with unbiased people, so that they can study and vertify which information is accurate. Is this understood? Do anyone support this idea of an independent commission?

- D.



I would like to add that the purpose of the independent commission should be just to vertify facts, not to mete out judgements or punishment. I do not support reprisals for all the protestors, even if some of them were found to be guilty of breaking certain laws. I do not support expulsion of any one, period.

Friday, October 20, 2006

MSSD official says school buses were blocked

Hello, everyone, remember I told you earilier that I would investigate this on my own? I did and emailed Elizabeth Meynardie, who is in charge of Community Building at MSSD. Following is a copy of her response to my inquiry.

I would like to clarify my role here at my blogsite. You all already know where I stand on this issue. As a cartoonist my job here is to provide comic relief for everyone, regardless of which side they stand on. Yet at the same time, as a writer and as a journalist currently working for SIGNews, I have a responsibility to bring out the facts in an unbiased and balanced manner possible. It is not my position here to give a spin on this or that or write a commentary or do an analysis of the news. I will leave this to the protestors to rebut Ms. Meynardie's statement and the bloggers to comment on this.

As a MSSD alumnus, I am not sure if I can speak for all MSSD alumni because I did not graduate from there. I went to MSSD from 1978 to 1981 and was going to be prep at Gallaudet during my senior year in 1982. Had I remained at MSSD, I would have been one of the youngest students at Gallaudet! But I was transferred to a hearing school instead. Nevertheless, MSSD remains to be and always will be part of my identity. I am certain many MSSD alumni out there do share what I think and feel at this moment. It is clear out there on the Internet that many MSSD alumni, faculty and staff (whether former or current) are not in support of Provost Jane K. Fernandes staying on to become President. With this in mind, I would like to invite MSSD alumni to present their opinions,viewpoints and reactions to this issue. They may post their comments here or anywhere else.

I would like to add that all my opinions expressed here are solely my own and in no way should be associated with SIGNews or any organization or any of the clients I work with.

- Dan McClintock
MSSD alumni,
Class of 1982

"Elizabeth Meynardie"

"'Dan McClintock'"
"'Betsy Meynardie'"

20 Oct 2006, 11:59:43 AM
RE: MSSD and the Gallaudet Protests

Dear Mr. McClintock:
Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that I haven't responded earlier, I was
out of town for a family emergency and just received your email today.
Currently Gallaudet University, including MSSD and KDES is open. There is
one entrance to the university open, (the 6ht street entrance) all other
gates are blocked by protesters.

Classes and programs at both the elementary school and the high school are
in session.

The entire university was closed by the protestors from October 11th through
the 13th. School buses weren't allowed to leave to pick up elementary
students and only minimal MSSD staff were allowed entrance to supervise the
high school students who live in the dorms.
However, both schools resumed their academic programs this week.

Elizabeth Meynardie
Office of Training and Professional Development
(202) 651-5855
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Gallaudet University

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan McClintock []
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 11:32 AM
Subject: MSSD and the Gallaudet Protests
Dear Ms. Meynardie,
I am checking to see whether if the reports of some protestors blocking MSSD
and KDES students at the entrance are true? With a great deal of conflicting
information out on the Internet, I would like to get some straight facts
from MSSD. Any information, clarification or comment from you would be
Thank you,
Dan McClintock
blogger, MSSD alumni

New Thomas & Alice Cartoon


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Dr. Jane Hurst's Article on Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience

Hey, did you see Dr. Jane Hurst's article on nonviolence and civil disobedience? It's excellent. Her points strengthens what I was trying to say here on my blogsite. I suspect she probably read our exchange of posts on this site before she wrote her article! (smile) Hey, Dr. Jane Hurst, great job! Thank you for giving your insights and for your help in clarifiying the terms of nonviolence and civil disobedience. We truly do appreciate this. Like you and your students, I am a big fan of philosophy. Keep it up!

- Dan


I just got this from my MSSD alumni list. Hands up for our MSSD alumni who were arrested on 10/13!



Someone sent me this list and this person wants to congratulate you MSSD Alumni who were arrested last Friday, October 13th for your bravery to fight for social justice at Gallaudet. The list of MSSD Alumni who were arrested last Friday:

>>>> 1. Berry, Heather
>>>> 2. Best, John
>>>> 3. Brimmer, Adam
>>>> 4. Clevenger, Travis
>>>> 5. Doudt, Calvin
>>>> 6. Egnatovitch, Kyron
>>>> 7. Harris, Raychelle
>>>> 8. Holcomb, Tara
>>>> 9. Johnson, Rochella
>>>> 10. Kelly, Joseph
>>>> 11. Kessel, Jonathan
>>>> 12. Kuehne, Jennifer
>>>> 13. MacLaughlin Holmes, Heidi
>>>> 14. Miller, Matthew
>>>> 15. Moore, Sean
>>>> 16. Plummer, LaToya
>>>> 17. Ruzicka, Jason
>>>> 18. Scarna, Stefano
>>>> 19. Saunders, Shandella
>>>> 20. Shephard, Ryan
>>>> 21. Valencia, Jessica
>>>> 22. Valencia, Jonathan

If you notice any MSSD Alumni who has been arrested on October 13,2006 (Black Friday) is overlooked or not on this list, please email to
Thank you for your support. By the way, I heard the Gallaudet football game is still on thisSaturday, October 21st and many Gallaudet and MSSD Alumni will be there. See you there!



The host and coordinator of MSSD reunion events Yvonne Mattiello has posted links by MSSD alumnni related to Gallaudet protests for your interest. Good job, Yvonne!

Keep up the Eagles spirit!

MSSD and KDES students not blocked

Hi, good morning, everyone,

I was recently informed by a friend that the reports of some protestors supposedly blocking MSSD and KDES students are not true, that it was "propaganda fed by the Gallaudet PR." Well, I will investigate this a little on my own. If it turns out to be entirely true, then I apologize to the public for giving my misimpression on the facts. In following all the blogs and news out on the Internet, the stories out there can be pretty confusing. Let's hope all facts will be sorted in due time.

Whatever the flaws of some protestors may be or imperfect ways the message may be presented in, my support of the movement as the whole and my sympathy with their desire for justice remain unchanged.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Note: All quotes by Gandhi and King are paraphrased for the comic strip. For their exact quotes, go to


A) Which one of those fellas has been to Washington, D.C. and led a few of the largest demonstrations down the Mall in U.S. history?

1) Mahatma Gandhi

2) Martin Luther King, Jr.

3) Abbie Hoffman

B) Whose ideas of nonviolence influenced the thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abbie Hoffman?

1) Yogi Berra

2) Buddha

3) Mahatma Gandhi

C) Connect which movement to which leader?

A. independence for India from Great Britain ___

B. anti-Vietnam War protests ___

C. civil rights___

1. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Mahatma Gandhi

3. Abbie Hoffman

Monday, October 16, 2006

For Gallaudet Protestors


Dear fellow protestors:

As a former Washingtonian (Washington D.C. was my second home when I grew up) and a MSSD alumni, even though I'm 3,000 miles away here in San Diego, I want you to know that I'm with you. Don't give up your hopes! Having grown up in D.C., I can understand what all politics was about. The important thing is to keep up your positive spirits and strive for a peaceful resolution to this crisis. Let us bring harmony to the campus. Kendall Green is a home to you all students, as it was to me and other MSSD classmates. It is a home to our beloved heroes, Thomas Gallaudet and Alice Cogswell, too!

Dan McClintock
artist & writer

For viewing my earlier posts & cartoons, go to this original blogspot: