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For the first time in school history, a football player at Gallaudet University for the deaf and hard of hearing has been selected as a finalist for the trophy given to the most outstanding football player in Division III.
For weeks, the Bison just wanted to get on the college football map. Now they're squarely in the spotlight, with a 9-1 record, a conference title and the first NCAA playoff berth for a men's team in school history.
A profoundly deaf D.C. man says he was wrongly denied a sign language interpreter and handcuffed when he had visitors preventing him from signing during a 51-day sentence served last year at the District's contractor-run Correctional Treatment Facility.
The chief diversity officer at the nation's leading university for deaf students was put on indefinite leave Oct. 10 for signing a petition opposed to a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize same-sex marriage. McCaskill's leave has caused turmoil on the campus of 1,600 students and drawn national attention.
The Spring Ridge Sharks swim team is different than most swim teams. The coaches learned sign language to help the five deaf swimmers on the team.