Posts Tagged ‘S3863/A4965 – The NYS Healthy Workplace Bill’

The Anderson Polsky Gambit Soon to Be a DSM-5 Footnote? Or Just Another Gestapo Tactic?*

Friday, March 2nd, 2018


Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Should someone send an invitation to D:F/M?

More info here.


A Colleague Who Is a Tenured Lecturer (But Calls Himself a Professor on Linkedin) Files a Complaint with Hunter College Public Safety Complaining That This Colleague Won’t Allow Him to Write Posts on This Blog. The Complaining Colleague Lied in the Complaint. Should He Be Investigated?

Care to Comment Colleague Larry Shore?

Saturday, February 17th, 2018


Recalling a Period from the Good Ol’ Days When Hunter Undergraduate Journalism Was Lush with Opportunities for Students

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

This was originally published March 24, 2009, with the headline, Business Press Education Foundation:

Several years ago, Hunter use to rank one, two or three among about 60 colleges (Big 10, Big 8, NYU, Fordham, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, others) whose students were awarded paying internships arranged through the Business Press Education Foundation.

There was one year the Big H slipped to fourth (sniff). And there was that one moment at a fête at Baruch College (the so-called business college) to celebrate the awardees, and five from the Big H stood up – Uno Numero. I remember the ooh’s and ah’s, and someone saying aloud, a paraphrase: “What’s going on at Hunter?”  The Hunter students winning the awards were all enrolled in my journalism writing classes, and all of their articles submitted for the contest at that time had been published in the Envoy because there was no WORD at the time. The College, of course, got the credit, however.

So much for history and why published portfolios are super important and why requiring students to submit articles for publication is so much better than any of the other teaching formulas for teaching writing, of course, taking place at the Big H.

BPEF internships include news editorial and business side positions for summer internships, sometimes as much as $300 per week. Students completing the internships have continued into the following fall semester in part time, stringing and full-timepositions. The deadline is late this year, real late. April 9.

There is a drawback, however. Sometimes the BPEF doesn’t adequately oversee the internship process and some companies try to rook students of their stipends or give them secretarial duties which have nothing to do with editorial tasks.

[February 10, 2018 update: Phyllis Reed, who for several years headed the BPEF internship program, was committed to rooting out these unfair practices and was especially committed to making sure that ethnic minority students were fairly treated. Click here for more information about Phyllis Reed.]

When Bullies Become Bosses (As Well As Department Chairs, Deans and College Presidents)

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018


#DignityTogether Against Workplace Abuse

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Dignity Together, says Deb Falzoi, is a place for workplace bullying targets of all stages to connect, learn and grow. We’re all here to support you. Read the rules listed in the group description. Click here for a free copy of Take Your Power Back Cheat Sheet to take your life back.

Deb Falzoi is an activist with the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates that has been supported of the New York State Healthy Workplace Bill.


Additional Reading Material for Those Dealing with Workplace Bullying and Mobbing

Boston Globe “Discovers” Workplace Bullying

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Hoping that this Boston Globe story – Workplace Bulling Remains in the Shadows – serves as a tipping point if not the tipping point (Malcom Gladwell’s “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point”) for bringing workplace bullying out of the purgatory of no-news-coverage where it’s been sentenced for many years after several years of serious positive reporting by the likes of mainstream corporate news organizations like CBS, NBC and NY Times and other news media. The spirit of #metoo should not be denied.

Will the Globe story about what’s happening in Massachusetts ignite news interest about what’s happening in New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and other East Coast states?


A Snippet of What’s Coming in 2018?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth, Absolutely