my stay at Gallaudet, I met some wonderful people and
made several great friends. We all kept one another
in check and helped each other with course work.
is easy to find the 'easy' courses by asking around,
but there are some good courses, taught by some very
good professors - you just need to ask around for
those too. I thought the courses that were taught
were challenging. If I could go back I would
change my major, but at the time computer science was
Gallaudet is unfortunately located in one of the
worst areas of Washington, DC, and I am dismayed by
the detoriorating environment of safety for the students. This is
an issue that is only getting worse, and should be
addressed if Gallaudet is to attract prospective students in the
years to come. It is an excellent school and
deaf students just graduating from high school should have an
institution where they can further their education among deaf professors
and other deaf students like themselves.
I'm currently attending a
university for my Masters Degree and being in a hearing
class made me realize how comfortable I was at Gallaudet.
Being in a hearing class with hearing professors is
very challenging, but the students and the professors have all
been extremely helpful and supportive in my efforts.
feel that the academic/guidiance department at Gallaudet didn't prepare me
for the working world after graduation. I was never
interviewed for internships or given guidiance on jobs. You
pretty much had to be proactive if you wanted anything
from the faculty.
The dormatories and other facilities were fairly
new then and/or being remodeled (except for Peet and Cogswell).
The library had just opened and it was a
haven for studying as well as on the green.
There were always plenty of resource materials for preparing term
papers or for research.