Written by firstname.lastname@example.org -“The problem is that not that the students do not hear. The problem is that the hearing world does not listen.” – Rev. Jesse Jackson. So much work done by volunteers at the board level is never directly seen in public. This is because when the work of the board is done well, the organization runs seamlessly; it’s rare for the board to be in the spotlight. It is rarer still for a board to make major international news, cause riots or to be involved in conversations on social justice. All this makes the time when the Gallaudet University Board of Trustees pulled focus during the Deaf President Now incident that much more interesting.