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October 12, 2012
Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz's decision to suspend the university's chief diversity officer for signing a democratic initiative to put same-sex marriage on Maryland's ballot violates her right to free speech and diversity itself ("Gallaudet official suspended for signing anti-gay marriage petition," Oct. 11). In the first place, Angela McCaskill acted privately, and not as a representative of the university. Second, her apparent view of legalized homosexual unions is obviously in the minority among the leadership of the university, making it not only subject to majority oppression but a spot of intellectual diversity.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
A federal judge in Washington has dismissed the high-profile discrimination lawsuit of a Gallaudet University official who claimed she was unfairly demoted for signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law to referendum. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg ruled April 14 that Angela McCaskill, Gallaudet's former chief diversity officer, had failed to show she had been discriminated against under the D.C. Human Right's Act -- whether for her religion, political beliefs or identity as a straight woman -- or that the university had acted negligently.
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October 14, 2012
After reading "Gallaudet official suspended for signing anti-same-sex marriage petition" (Oct. 11) I was troubled on two fronts. First, if Angela McCaskill signed a political petition in her own time and made no overt political stance in the workplace, then her rights are being violated by the university. It's pure and simple. Regardless of how inane one may find her politics to be, she's entitled to believe anything for any reason and to participate in our democracy accordingly.
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From Sun staff reports | December 15, 2013
Alyssa Thomas had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Maryland led the entire way to dominate visiting Delaware State, 93-44, on Saturday night. Thomas, who missed most of the first half because of foul trouble, had her 10th straight double double for the Terps (10-1), who extended a 24-16 lead with a 21-6 run to end the first half. The Hornets (3-5) shot 24 percent and had 18 turnovers, which Maryland turned into 22 points. The Terps outrebounded Delaware State 64-33, and their bench outscored the Hornets 47-8.
NEWS
October 12, 2012
Rev. Lee P. Washington, the pastor at Reid Temple in Prince George's County, has added his voice to the chorus of officials asking that a Gallaudet officer who signed the anti-same-sex marriage petition be reinstated. Angela McCaskill, a 23-year employee at Gallaudet and a graduate from the university, was suspended without pay after the administration learned she had signed a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law on the ballot. She is the diversity officer for Gallaudet.
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From Sun staff reports | July 6, 2012
After one year as coordinator of recruiting operations for the Maryland women's basketball program, Stephanie Stevens was named head coach at Gallaudet. Stevens, 25, was an assistant under former Gallaudet coach Kevin Cook in 2010-11, when the Bison were 24-4 and made the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time since 1999. Gallaudet was 8-16 last season under Brendan Stern, who will coach the men in 2012-13.
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By Kelby Brick | November 2, 2006
To many at Gallaudet University, the removal of Jane Fernandes as incoming president represented merely the first step in reforming a repressive system that excluded stakeholders from the governing process. The Deaf President Now protests in 1988 installed a deaf person as president, but they did not reform this almost 150-year-old entrenched bureaucracy of paternalism. Gallaudet's governing system has been led by a self-perpetuating board that appoints its own replacements with very little external input.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 4, 1999
ST. MARY'S CITY -- Led by Ronda Jo Miller (21 points), Gallaudet overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to defeat St. Mary's, 80-73, last night in an NCAA Division III women's tournament first-round game.Gallaudet (23-5) will face the College of New Jersey in the second round Saturday at 3 p.m.Felicia Harris scored 18 points, including four three-pointers, to give the Seahawks a 37-30 lead at the half. St. Mary's scored the first three points of the second half for a 40-30 lead.GALLAUDET -- Rollven 4-9 0-0 10, Whitney 1-8 1-4 3, Miller 10-18 1-1 21, Ouahid 6-15 1-2 15, R.Johnson 7-16 1-1 15, S.Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Virnig 2-5 0-1 4, Cooper 2-4 5-8 9, Nowak 1-5 1-3 3. Totals 33-81 10-20 80.ST.
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By From Staff Reports | February 22, 1995
Marcus Washington scored 18 points to lead Goucher to an 81-61 win over visiting Gallaudet in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference men's tournament last night.* Mary Washington 87, Salisbury State 86: Marvin Felix tipped in his own miss with two seconds left to lead host Mary Washington College (10-15) past Salisbury State (12-13). Kyle Jefferson led the Sea Gulls with 24.* Catholic 90, St. Mary's 70: Sammy Biggs scored 22 points as host Catholic (16-9, 10-4) defeated St. Mary's (8-17, 5-11)
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,Sun Reporter | July 2, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Turmoil doesn't intimidate Stephen Weiner. In April 1977, as a 22-year-old fighting for disability rights, Weiner rallied 300 silent protesters to stage a 12-hour sit-in. His activism, in part, led to a landmark federal law that requires ramps and bigger bathrooms in buildings to accommodate people with disabilities. Seven years later, Weiner was dean of students at the Texas School for the Deaf, charged with calming angry students and parents in the wake of a sex-abuse scandal.
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by Annie Linskey | October 22, 2012
Two of the state's most visible supporters of Maryland's same-sex marriage law will lead weekly rallies at the Gallaudet University campus starting Thursday to urge the reinstatement Angela McCaskill , who was suspended from her job there for signing a petition to put the law on the ballot. "It is the height of hypocrisy for an institution that claims to support individual choice and freedom of expression to deprive that freedom to someone they assume has a different opinion with respect to this policy issue,” said Delman Coates , of Mt. Enon Baptist Church in Prince George's County and Donte Hickman, of Southern Baptist Church in Baltimore in a joint statement.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Gallaudet University is asking the group opposing Maryland's same-sex marriage law to take down a new commercial that features a university staff member who was suspended for signing a referendum petition. The new commercial, funded by the Maryland Marriage Alliance, shows footage of Angela McCaskill, the diversity officer who was removed from her post because she signed a petition to put the same-sex marriage law on the November ballot. "The video they are using, the ad, is actually copyrighted by us," said Katherine Murphy, executive director of communications and public relations at Gallaudet in Washington.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
The Gallaudet University diversity officer who was suspended from her job after signing a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law to referendum said she wants her post back and is owed compensation for the emotional toll caused by the firestorm. "This has been a tremendously horrific time for myself and my family," Angela McCaskill said at a news conference Tuesday outside the Maryland State House. "The university has allowed this issue to escalate out of control. They have attempted to intimidate me. They have tarnished my reputation.
NEWS
October 14, 2012
After reading "Gallaudet official suspended for signing anti-same-sex marriage petition" (Oct. 11) I was troubled on two fronts. First, if Angela McCaskill signed a political petition in her own time and made no overt political stance in the workplace, then her rights are being violated by the university. It's pure and simple. Regardless of how inane one may find her politics to be, she's entitled to believe anything for any reason and to participate in our democracy accordingly.
NEWS
October 12, 2012
Rev. Lee P. Washington, the pastor at Reid Temple in Prince George's County, has added his voice to the chorus of officials asking that a Gallaudet officer who signed the anti-same-sex marriage petition be reinstated. Angela McCaskill, a 23-year employee at Gallaudet and a graduate from the university, was suspended without pay after the administration learned she had signed a petition to put Maryland's same-sex marriage law on the ballot. She is the diversity officer for Gallaudet.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley and other supporters of the law to allow same-sex marriage in Maryland called Thursday for the reinstatement of a university administrator who was placed on leave for signing a petition aimed at overturning the measure. "Everyone has a right to their opinion, and everyone has a right to participate in the political process," O'Malley said. The legislation, he said, "is about treating everyone fairly and equally under the law. " Opponents of same-sex marriage, meanwhile, described the decision by Gallaudet University to suspend chief diversity officer Angela McCaskill as part of a larger climate of "intimidation" against those who argue for keeping marriage between a man and a woman.
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | February 3, 1995
Sophomore forward Sandi DeJager scored 18 points to lead Western Maryland's best offensive showing of the season in an 80-49 nonconference win over Gallaudet (2-15) last night in Westminster.Sophomore center Heidi Snyder blocked a school-record nine shots for the Green Terror (12-5).* Salisbury State 69, Catholic 49: Kristi Kauffman scored 21 points to lead Salisbury State (14-4, 8-1) over visiting Catholic (7-10, 2-7) in a Capital Athletic Conference game.
NEWS
By Clarence Page | October 27, 2006
WASHINGTON -- To "mainstream" or not to "mainstream"? That is the question that energizes student and faculty protests at Gallaudet University. The return of protests at America's only liberal arts university for the deaf and hearing-impaired has been obscured by other big stories in Washington these days. But in many ways, the complicated and emotion-charged politics of Gallaudet reveal a much larger story. It is a saga about identity, the many ways we humans see ourselves as individuals or as groups, and how far we will go to keep our groups intact.
NEWS
October 12, 2012
Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz's decision to suspend the university's chief diversity officer for signing a democratic initiative to put same-sex marriage on Maryland's ballot violates her right to free speech and diversity itself ("Gallaudet official suspended for signing anti-gay marriage petition," Oct. 11). In the first place, Angela McCaskill acted privately, and not as a representative of the university. Second, her apparent view of legalized homosexual unions is obviously in the minority among the leadership of the university, making it not only subject to majority oppression but a spot of intellectual diversity.
NEWS
October 11, 2012
Finally, something both sides in Maryland's gay marriage debate can agree on: Gallaudet University should not have suspended its chief diversity officer for signing the petition that put Question 6 on the ballot this November. The heads of the campaigns both for and against the marriage equality law have condemned the university president's decision, and they're right. Angela McCaskill should not face punishment in her job for political activity in her private life, even if signing the petition might seem at odds with her official duties.
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