Archive for January, 2009

The WORD at the 2009 Swearing-in of President-Elect Barack Obama

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Luis Mostacero, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jonathan Mena are heading to the Presidential Inauguration TODAY to make sure they’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 – but also will be writing for the WORD.

 

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Luis Mostacero’s First Inauguration Article

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Click here 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.

My Ford Foundation Grant: Significant Events Cited in Final Report

Friday, January 16th, 2009

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.

And the success of that trip led to the WORD receiving press credentials for three students to report on the Democratic National Convention. (more…)

The 4 Barnacles of the Apocalypse (A Work in Progress)

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

 

[This page is pockmarked with weird symbols like  â€“ I’m because of WORDPRESS updates. This page will be eventually removed and the edited contents will be added to another web site.]

This – I’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 communiques, emails, listserv postings as well as as Farce and Mediocrity. The original title for the email to my department was:”Recommend For New Business, Wednesday, Grade Tampering in F/M- 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.

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My Ford Foundation Grant: Lessons Learned – 6

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Lesson 6. It is not a a waste of energy to try developing an informal, collaborative relationship with student news media at Hunter so as to try to encourage them to consider publishing articles and disseminating information about ethnic-immigrant issues. This is especially true considering the richness of Hunter’s culturally and ethnically diverse student body. But … (more…)

The WORD’s Luis M. Mostacero Heading to the Presidential Inauguration

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

WORD senior editor/producer Luis M. Mostacero also writes for Noticia Hispanoamericana in Baldwin, New York (AKA Long Island). He will be reporting on the inauguration for Noticia Hispanoamericana but will also be writing some stories for the WORD.

 

WORD senior editor/producer Luis Mostacero interviewing people who had voted in the neighborhood voting booths set up inside of the Hunter North Building November 4.

WORD senior editor/producer Luis Mostacero interviewing people who had voted in the neighborhood voting booths set up inside of the Hunter North Building.

 

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