"The deaf people here are stunned and outraged," Newman told the Washington Post at the time. "Hearing people have all kinds of ways to move up in the world. There's only one place for deaf people to move up, and that's Gallaudet."
Lawrence Newman, advocate for deaf, dies at 86 →
At induction ceremonies, Newman told the crowd Jordan's installation "marks the emancipation of deaf people from the shackles of limitations."