Archive for November, 2011

The Handwriting on the Wall, the Elephants in the Room

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

D:F/M Colleagues were shocked at the Wednesday, November 9, faculty meeting when Dara Meyers-Kingsley, Project Director, Arts Across the Curriculum Initiative, said several departments in the College were submitting proposals to add media to their curriculum. [The Chair, speaking in a manner that set off alerts in this Colleague, expressed to Meyers-Kingsley hissurprise that he had not been made aware of this action, as chairs are suppose to be aware of threats to department turfs. No one even blinked.]

D:F/M sobriety was also blown away when it became known that D:F/M was not represented on the AAC Committee that had been formed.

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A Letter to the Prof

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Below is an excellent description by a student (ambushed by circumstances beyond his control) about an advance news writing class which started with an enrollment of 11 and is being taught this semester.

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Vanessa Casavant: Whoa! What Happened to This Former WORD Writer?

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

There are way too many inaccuracies and too much misrepresentation and deceit in this blog-tumblr piece [below] by Hunter alumna Vanessa Casavant for this former mentor-instructor to engage in rebuttals, rejoinders, replies and the lot at this point in time in the early fall semester. For the moment, this writer is collecting her online posts as well as contacting news services who wrote about her quotable and paraphrased whining in their news articles to alert them to the spurious and the specious and that they were snookered.

So, what is this about? Read on.

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Union Square, 14th Street Station, NYC

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

On my way home from Hunter College

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Occupy D:F/M — Part 2

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

[Soon to be a Major Motion Picture — :)]

Also, posted on Hunter-L

Attention D:F/M Colleagues Tami Gold***Ricardo Miranda***Bernard Stein***Kelly Anderson***Isabel Pinedo***Tim Portlock

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Occupy D:F/M — Part 1

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

[Soon to be a Major Motion Picture — :)]

The following screed was posted on Hunter-L, a Hunter College listserv, in response to a petition posted to support OCCUPY WALL STREET. Hunter-L is used by faculty and students and staff for disseminating information and has a long history of turbulence and relevance . The petition  can be found much further down in this blog.

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The WORD at the Services for the UnderServed Press Conference November 7

Monday, November 7th, 2011

At the J Walter Thompson agency on Lexington Avenue, 46 Street today.

The nervous energy before the start of the press conference announcing the SUS campaign to help U.S. military vets and soldiers could not be denied. And then things got serious.

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Services for the UnderServed – A WORD Project

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Will be attending a press conference today with several students about the SUS program for a campaign to help present and former U.S. military folks dealing with serious issues.

Each day 18 current or former military personnel take their own lives. Over 2,300 active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces have killed themselves since January, 2001.

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