The Georgetown Voice's Chris Norton went inside the Gallaudet protestsand found a "deaf community . . . in the midst of an identity crisis". Protests surrounding the appointment of a new university president who did not learn American Sign Language until she was in her 20s have shut down the university and led at least nine students to go on a hunger strike. It has also brought to surface a heated debate about deaf culture. But student protesters told Norton their opposition to Jane Fernandes has nothing to do with the president-elect's limited ASL background; it has to do, they said, with her "leadership."