Colleague Shore’s full response is in the earlier blog post here. This writer’s response is below. A version is being readied for the College’s Hunter-L Listserv. A shorten version of Colleague Shore’s comments is at the end of this blog.
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To the List:
No Hunter-L habitué appreciates the comments of Colleague Larry Shore as I do. Absolutely no one. I’ve told him that many times (okay, more like conveyed to him in emails since we stopped talking collegially several years ago when he was Chair of the D:F/M Grade Appeals Committee).
Clarification: I don’t create the scandals. I write ONLY about the ones that interfere with my teaching, classroom responsibilities and my personal and professional interests, such as bogus Violence in the Workplace complaints. That statement might sound litigiously ominous but it is what it is.
Nevertheless, thanks to the List for its patience during these daunting, troubling, challenging and irascible times regarding the scope and direction of undergraduate media, media studies and journalism at Hunter which, in my opinion, extend beyond the proprietary boundaries of one department.
Vetted for Hunter-L. No sarcasm intended.