Archive for the ‘30-40P’ Category

It’s Been One of Those Semesters – 1

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Bitch-ee … Bitch-ee … Bitch-ee …

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MEDP 299.47 Pushback, Fall, 2009 – Part VI: The End

Friday, February 5th, 2010

RB: This was to be a comparatively long narrative about a 30-40P student, a CUNY Macaulay Honors College student, who fails MEDP 299.47 for being serially disruptive for most of the semester despite repeated warnings from the instructor.

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PUSHBACK, MEDP 299.47, Fall, 2009 – Part III

Friday, February 5th, 2010

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PUSHBACK, MEDP 299.47, Fall, 2009 – Part II

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Pushback can range from physical threats & menacing behavior to moderate passive aggressive behavior (such as, I dare you to make me do the assignments) to the negligible. Extreme, never to be tolerated; moderate, up to a certain level until it threatens to fuel rebellious anticipation of 30-40Ps; negligible, hardly worth mentioning (a little slack shouldn’t hurt but don’t tell that to 30-40Ps and the Colleagues who support them).

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PUSHBACK, MEDP 299.47, Fall, 2009 – Part I

Friday, February 5th, 2010

AKA Feature Writing

In many ways, this was a typical D:F/M advanced news writing class. The students were talented, all could write. Yet … !

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PUSHBACK – Resistance Is Futile But Anticipated

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

This is an introduction of sorts to a six-part series. A few years ago, I invited the New York Time’s first Ombudsman to my journalism ethics/responsibility class. That position, now occupied by Clark Hoyt, is primarily known now as the New York Times Public Editor. I’m speculating that the presence of a Public Editor is more preferable to Ombudsman which sounds akin to a lawman enforcing the law in a lawless community (at least, that’s how I imagine the NYT natives perceive the position when it was announced in the wake of the Jason Blair scandal and other journalistic ignominies which didn’t get as much attention but contributed to marring the public image of the Times).

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How I Learned to Bite the Bullet and Let Them Eat the “F” Without So Much As a Blink of an Eye – Sort Of

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Several years in the making.

If institutions of higher learning desire academic honesty, they must be institutions of obvious integrity, places where students, faculty, and administrators seek truth and wisdom and technical expertise in an environment marked by trust, honesty, respect, fairness, responsibility, and courage. — Peg Hogan, Former President, The Center for Academic Integrity

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Thursday, November 12, 2009, Weird: Part I

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Fall, 2009, MEDP 299.47: One of the Best Feature Writing Classes with Talent in Recent Memory.

But …

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