Archive for the ‘It Was One of Those Semesters’ Category

Attention Colleague Bill Herman: The Center for Communication, Inc. Use to Be a Gold Mine of Support for D:F/M Students

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Regarding your fm-l post about the “great” programs of the Center for Communication, Inc. Copy of your post is below. But first, history and context.

Shouldn’t students be informed about the demise of the innovative relationship between the department and the Center for Communication, Inc. when it scheduled numerous panels and events on the Hunter campus, mostly but not exclusively, in the Lang Auditorium, for the benefit of students – and not just those D:F/M majors – so that they didn’t have to trek so much around the city to Center events? For a department with no imagination and no funding for programming for students, the Center relationship was a blessing.

The Chair knows the history. Maybe he might share.

Best,
G Morris

Gregg Morris, editor, the WORD & this site.

Gregg Morris, editor, the WORD & this site.

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Attention D:F/M Chair Jay Roman: Fact Check Needed Here

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

When you get time, please review the information below. And don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions.

Gregg Morris, editor, the WORD & this site.

Gregg Morris, editor, the WORD & this site.

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Transparency Coming Whether They Like It Or Not

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Revised D:F/M Logo in the Works. Present and former Colleagues.

Revised D:F/M Logo in the Works. Present and former Colleagues.

 

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Knows How to Throw a Party

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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Have to Get This Off My Chest About the Center for Communication

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Colleagues Larry Shore, Princess Hee-Haw: Read This Blog

A long time ago I worked out an innovative collaboration with the Center for Communication so that it could schedule seminars, panel discussions and other events on the Hunter campus. Almost all of the activities were held in the rinky-dink Lang Auditorium on the third floor of Hunter North. One exception was held in a large lecture room of the Hunter West Building that can seat several hundred –  timed to coordinate with the class of Adversarial Colleague Bob Stanley.

SRO – capacity 500.

My job was to make sure that there was plenty of attendance. D:F/M techie Joe Orifice worked with me to take care of logistics.  And it was a marvel of a collaboration until the two chairs of D:F/M, in the throes of maniacally egotistical self-aggrandizement, screwed up the collaboration set up for the benefit of students. The Center for Communication did great things for students in the Department of Film and Media Studies as well as for students who weren’t majors.

Nevertheless, Colleagues in my department, like Larry Shore and Princes Hee-Haw (of the Hee-Haw Rangers), still post announcements about the Center’s events as if to keep up the ruse that the DEAD relationship hasn’t been killed off and is still alive. More about this later.

D:F/M Colleagues, including some who have retired. A new logo is in the works.

D:F/M Colleagues, including some who have retired. A new logo is in the works.

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Attention Colleagues in D:F/M, CUNY

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Cory Booker, the U.S. Senator from New Jersey, has, according to a Facebook post, inadvertently harpooned the ethos of the department.

Thought you should know.

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Attention Jay Roman, Chair D:F/M, CUNY

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, has, according to a Facebook post, inadvertently impugned the ethos of the department that you chair. I thought you should know. Don’t hesitate to pass the word.

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The WORD Blog Will Soon Be Accepting Nominees for The Clem Kadiddlehopper Kinky Klutzy Kooky Awards

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Here is another example for those considering recommending candidates. What follows is a SPFAN (Serious Problem of a Felonious Academic Nature) regarding a respected tradition in the Department of Film and Media Studies, Hunter College, City University of New York:

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