Gallaudet University's 150th Anniversary

Gallaudet University's 150th Anniversary

As Gallaudet University celebrates 150 years as a preeminent school for the deaf, it looks ahead at the future of higher education and changes in its Northeast D.C. neighborhood.

Gallaudet University was founded in 1864 through an act of Congress signed by President Abraham Lincoln. This month, the preeminent school for the deaf celebrates its 150th anniversary with the opening of a campus museum and plans to develop land it owns near campus in rapidly-changing Northeast D.C. We talk with university officials about the challenges in higher education today and the features that draw students to Gallaudet for their studies.


T. Alan Hurwitz

President, Gallaudet University

Fred Weiner

Assistant Vice President for Administration, Gallaudet University

Jane Norman

Director Emerita, Gallaudet University Museum; Retired Professor of Communication and Theater Arts, Gallaudet University

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