in the fourth paragraph the author calls gallaudet university “a symbol of leadership and opportunity” in order to?

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In the fourth paragraph the author calls Gallaudet University “a symbol of leadership and opportunity” in order to A) praise the institution’s former presidentB) soften subsequent criticism of the institutionC) compare Gallaudet favorably to other institutionsD) suggest that his audience’s values have evolvedE) appeal to his audience’s pride in the institution.