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On February 22, 2008, I commented:
I have so much respect for Alan Hurwitz. But I have personally spoken to him and he implied that removing the AGB plaque was out of his hands.
Again, out of respect to Dr. Hurwitz, I recommend this coalition to bypass NTID and address this issue to RIT directly.
In a short time, the blog received this following response:
Responding to Mr. Tayler Mayer’s comment: The answer provided by President Destler at https://cfapps.rit.edu/askthepresident/question.cfm?id=1463 made it clear that he asked Vice President Hurwitz to lead a group to assess the issues. Let’s leave it that way.
My response was then:
I was afraid someone would say that. I understand going through “appropriate channels”. However, this has been taken up with NTID administration on more than one occasion in the past. Nothing was done. At all. We were given the brush-off. Not a single further thought was given to it.
If the “appropriate channels” are given a chance, and does not work, you take it up to the next level until someone listens.
Believe me, if I felt this “Task Force” was a good opportunity, I would pursue this channel. But I, as a RIT/NTID alumni, know firsthandly that this will go nowhere.
The Provost has said if enough people complains about the plaque, he would look into it. That’s who we should be talking to. Skip the NTID charades and speak to those who can really make a difference. After all, if the NTID “Task Force” takes removing the AGB plaque as an agenda, they would have to put it through RIT anyhow. Skip this round. Take it amongst yourselves to make it an agenda!
The article published in RIT’s student publication, Reporter, is here.