… instead of the above headline from the recent issue of the Hunter Alumni magazine article about Kisha Allison, Jonathan Mena and Jacqueline Fernandez at the Democratic National Convention. Why?
Archive for January, 2009
By Senior Editor/Producer Jonathan Mena
I interviewed people from Ethiopia, Cambodia, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Sardinia, IndiaÂ …Â Milwaukee !!!
By Senior Producer/Editor Jacqueline Fernandez (With Technical Assistance from Jonathan Mena)
Today (Monday, January 19) â€” Jonathan Mena and I got a call from our colleague Luis Mostacero that there might be a chance for us to get press credentials to attend the Inauguration of Barack Obama. The challenged: Jonathan and I had to dash through congested, convoluted Washington D.C. traffic to make it to the Russell Senate Office Building in 30 minutesâ€“ or else!
Picture below by Jacqueline Fernandez
By Senior Editor/Producer Jacqueline Fernandez.
At the Inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama
I arrived at the Capitol by 5 a.m. and I was already late. My cab dropped me off on 7th Street, the public entrance, and it was sheer pandamonium. Someone in the crowd yelled, “This is like Walmart on black Friday.” Obviously, a reference to the November 28 fatal death of a Long Island Wal-Mart trainee trampled in a surge by thousands of customers stampeding for sales.
People of all ages and colors were pushing each other and shoving their way through trying to get close to the gate here at 7th. Â In a crowded lane four-width people apart, it was heartbreaking to see an elderly black woman in a wheelchair get pushed around, especially when she was decked out in her finest Obama gear.
The WORD at the 2009 Inauguration â€“ Update: Luis Mostacero, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jonathan Mena Have Press CredentialsTuesday, January 20th, 2009
Luis made it happen.
Washington D.C. – Roads and bridges leading to the Lincoln Memorial have been closed off to car traffic. Military Police along with D.C. enforcement have blocked cars but are allowing pedestrians to make the almost three-block trek to the memorial.
Luis Mostacero, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jonathan Mena are heading to the Presidential Inauguration TODAY to make sure theyâ€™re in D.C. to engage this historic moment before the anticipated humungous surge inspires The Powers That Be to cut off transportation into the city. A sudden emergency is keeping Kisha Allison from going.
Mostacero has press credentials via his Noticia Hispanoamericana â€“ but also will be writing for the WORD.
Click hereÂ for the first, but there will be more, Spanish and English. Mostacero, Jonathan Mena and Jacqueline Fernandez are leaving for D.C. Sunday, the 18th. A sudden emergency is keeping Kisha Allison from going.
The WORD received considerable interest and support and that led to it receiving press credentials from the Independent Press Association (now known as the New York Community Media Alliance) for two students to join a cadre of professional news reps from 10 NYCMA member organizations to report on the New Hampshire Primaries in January, 2008. The students reported on rallies and news conferences and met with the University of New Hampshire survey center associate director who briefed all the journalists about the primaries.
[This page is pockmarked with weird symbols like â€“ Iâ€™m because of WORDPRESS updates. This page will be eventually removed and the edited contents will be added to another web site.]
This â€“ Iâ€™m referring to all the words below is an edited version of an email sent to my department about grade tampering, and I also alluded to gross violations of academic freedom and academic collegiality as well as to what seem to be odious F/M customs and practices, such as colleagues engaging in defamation and slander. This kind of sleazy office politics seem to be cherished traditions in my department and are regarded, insanely I have to add, by too many colleagues as “Collegial.”
I have also referred to these perversions in various communiquÃ©s â€“ emails, listserv postings â€“ as Farce and Mediocrity. The original title for the email to my department was: â€œRecommend For New Business, Wednesday, Grade Tampering in F/M â€“ A Big Barnacle: Is a discussion needed?” I was interested in a discussion at the last department meeting of the fall semester, 2008, not that I was expecting a discussion. But I wanted to know how colleagues would respond and I needed to gauge things.