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It appears as though Gallaudet U. has settled on a new president. But is he deaf enough? The previous selection apparently wasn’t. Student activists revolted, basically shut down their university, and forced the board to start over. Questions about the school’s academic standards subsequently surfaced, and its accreditation may even be at risk. The Wash Post has covered this story thoroughly, and a roundup of articles may be read here.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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