Archive for the ‘Student Journalism’ Category

Sent to – Part 1

Thursday, March 30th, 2017


I’m trying to get background information on situations like the one I’m describing here (as succinctly as possible):

Three students in a journalism ethics class of 21 decided that they didn’t like the class (two flunked an assignment and one didn’t do the assignment) and met with a deputy chair of my department who told them how to file a complaint against this instructor and the deputy chair said that the department has been trying to get rid of this instructor and that their complaint would help.

The three students took the information back to the instructor’s journalism ethics class, relayed what the deputy chair said and tried to recruit students to joint in the complaint. The deputy chair also told the students that one they should tape the instructor’s class. One did. A dean told the instructor that at least 13 students supported the complaint but it was subsequently learned that this wasn’t true, that there was a hardcore of about as many as six students.Eventually, three students filed the complaint and, later, another student joined the complaint. Usually complaints about grades are settled by the grade appeal process.

I’m trying to learn how widespread is this abuse of a policy as well as the manipulation of students to attack professors this way.

Thanks for any information,
Gregg Morris
Assistant Professor

“The Controversy Continues” & Larry Shore – Part 1

Monday, September 19th, 2016

[Editor’s Note – What follows was an unpublished blog sitting on the back burner for a few years. I decided today would be a good day to publish. Most of the comments by Colleague Larry Shore are malarkey and stuff he has made up or twisted. I will respond point by point in the near future.]

The headline is a reference to a comment several years ago by Colleague Peter Parisi about angst, anger and frustration directed at the WORD by ersatz student activists known as SLAM – the Student Liberation Action Movement – because they couldn’t control the publication despite clandestine, sympathetic and sometimes clandestine support from certain Colleagues in the Department of Film and Media Studies.

My stomach tightened when Parisi made the comment. I, ambivalent, relaxed somewhat when he also said, and this is a recollection despite the quote marks for effect, “That’s good,” meaning the controversy attracted a lot of attention. Of course, Parisi didn’t ask me how I felt about the “controversy.”

I am publishing below Larry Shore’s email to me without comment. That will  come later, yet, I have to say this. One, I would have coffee with the Colleague identified below only if I was accompanied by an entourage of Ninjas. Two, the lies and deceit threaten to overpower my peace of mind.


Academic Bullying at Hunter College

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Support the NYS Healthy Workplace Bill to make workplace, academic bullying illegal – please sign this petition. What I’m describing above should never happen to anyone. 


Attention Colleague Larry Shore Who Calls Himself Professor: What’s With Your Latest Lumpen Goombah Kamikaze Email?

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

I think you should check out this link before you kamikaze-eee your next email to me. There is just too much academic debauchery-demonic looniness-depravity in the department for one Colleague to try to coverup. Your herculean efforts, so to speak, will not make the stables look pristine but only serve to attract attention. But you seem comfortable with that.

save you some time
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:06 PM
To: Greggory w Morris
I saw your recent e-mail.
I thought I could save you some time and hassle. Your notes were wrong,
Tami has nothing to do with the revised radio course.
It is strictly a project between Sissel and Karen.



... trying to intimidate a Colleague when she was Hunter College PSC Chapter Chair. Picture taken at meeting where department chair lost his cool and asked me twice to hit him.

… trying to intimidate a Colleague when she was Hunter College PSC Chapter Chair. Picture taken at meeting where department chair lost his cool and asked a Colleague twice to hit him.


Coming to New York Soon!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016



My Reply to a Reply About the James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism

Friday, April 1st, 2016

I lead with my reply to the reply of  Mr. Buddy Stein, a former D:F/M instructor,  about comments I made about the awards on the #D:F/M listserv known as fm-l. We have crossed swords before. As I recall, one swashbuckling involved the word carpetbagger. And another involved his role as member of a grade appeals committee indulged in serious academic hanky-panky regarding the awarding of a passing grade to a student who had failed a class for cheating. 

[Editor’s Note: Typos, errors have been corrected. Blog post updated April 8, May 3.]