If the Gallaudet University do not meet up to the MSCHE's satisfaction by next November 2008. The U.S. Congress would be not likely to provide any kind of federal funding for Gallaudet University if it lose the MSCHE accreditation status. NTID/RIT is totally ready to take over Gallaudet University. Is that make any real sense?
Gallaudet University already face the declining student enrollment rate since Fall 2007.
Such speculation among the NTID/RIT alumni and other deaf individuals why Dr. Alan Hurwitz named the "President" of the National Institute of Technology (NTID), instead of the usual title like "Director" among the past NTID directors. RIT already have her own president.
Why two Presidents of both "separate" universities on the same campus - NTID/RIT?
Necessity to put this rumor to rest or what? There is already the federal law regarding the dictation of both educational institutions how they spend the federal subsidies nor engage in any commerical directives like real estate, etc.
How will be realistic for NTID/RIT buying out Gallaudet University to expand its educational facility? That would be seen as some kind of "mind-boggling" incentive for NTID/RIT to co-operate Gallaudet University.
Or another pastime among deaf individuals cropping up the gossip mill about what is going on with the NTID/RIT and Gallaudet University?
How interesting about Dr. Alan Hurwitz being the former graduate of the Central Institute of the Deaf (CID) school in St. Louis, Missouri! Dr. Hurwitz is well-known for supporting the American Sign Language (ASL) as a true language.
Robert L. Mason (RLM)