Posts Tagged ‘Department of Film and Media Studies’

“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[Editor’s Note – What follows was an unpublished blog sitting on the back burner for a few years.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.

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Attention Former Professional Staff Congress Chapter Chair @ Hunter College

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Note: This was intended for you, Colleague Tami Gold, when you were the Hunter College PSC Chapter Chair. I admit it is late.

Department of Film and Media Studies Colleagues & Staff have been using and trying to use the University’s Violence in the Workplace Committee and Hunter College Security to stifle dissent, intimidate Colleagues & Staff who don’t share their values and opinions.

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Workplace Bullying – Word Is Spreading About NYS Health Workplace Bill S3863/A4965

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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More information here on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nyhwa and on the Internet here: http://nyhwa.org

 

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What Might Elizabeth Kübler-Ross Say at a D:F/M Department Meeting?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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Really Good Personal Account About Workplace Bullying

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The New York Healthy Workplace Advocates is planning more videos like the one above. Support S3863/A4965 – The NYS Healthy Workplace Bill. Click here for more info.

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By Gregg Morris, a tenured professor in Hunter College’s Department of Film and Media Studies, which has a significant problem with workplace bullying, also known as Academic Bullying.

 

 



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Monday, September 30th, 2013

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Two of D:F/M’S Biggest Extollers of Academic Freedom …

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Will wonders ever cease? Two of the biggest bullies in D:F/M are female

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Another Hunter College Dean Bites the Dust, Allegations of a Witch Hunt

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

His name at the time of his departure was Dean Erec R. Koch, a Ruth and Harold Newman Dean, and the Hunter community learned of his departure in a Tuesday, July 2 email: “I write with great regret to inform you that I will no longer serve as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to work with the talented and dedicated A&S faculty and staff during the past two years.*

Former Dean Erec R. Koch

Former Dean Erec R. Koch at the resignation party of Assistant Dean Maria Anderson

It was sent in the wake of brutally frank comments about President Raab in an earlier resignation letter by a former assistant dean to Dean Koch. In that earlier resignation letter, the resigning Assistant Dean, Maria Anderson, castigated Raab for “personal attacks”  and creating “a culture of fear and mistrust,” and she also wrote that Dean Koch had been targeted by President Raab. “It is quite clear that a witch-hunt against you is underway and that it includes an attempt  to fabricate instances of financial mismanagement on your part. You are certainly the prime target, though as the chief financial officer of the School, the daily expenditure decisions were largely mine to make,” Anderson wrote.

The names of others in the Dean’s office were mentioned in the email.

Dean Koch said at the resignation party for Dean Anderson that he had not been terminated. It was a wry comment without sarcasm. Several days later he announced his resignation.

This is the first of several stories.

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