Archive for September, 2009

Commute, the Assignment

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Students in feature writing have to produce a “Commute” as the final assignment, a journalistic narrative about their commuting to and from the campus for the semester. Words and pictures. The instructor has been warming up for this assignment also. And two encounters on the subway indicate his reflexes need to be revived.

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Fall Semester 2009 – Part II

Sunday, September 13th, 2009
Students on third-floor crosswalk connecting Hunter West and Hunter North Buildings

Students on third-floor crosswalk connecting Hunter West and Hunter North Buildings peer at Hunter West courtyard, Lexington Avenue and 68th Street.

Below: Left this item out of the previous post:

PEN American Center joins forces with American Civil Liberties Union October 13 to contront the acts of torture and abuse carried out on by the United States government since 9/11.

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Fall Semester 2009

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

The DVT put the bite on the start of my semester …

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Ed Kent: The Real Unemployment Rate

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Kent is a retired Brooklyn College philosophy professor who writes for a number of yahoo groups (which I believe he started). The following is from his OurStupidEconomy@yahoogroups.com:

I mentioned in a recent blog the contrast between other nations that report the real numbers out of work and our reporting only those who have been searching for jobs recently. This discrepancy completely distorts any comparison in the progress of national economies.

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A Typical Invite to the WORD

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Hello, Gregg.

Jonathan Mena [WORD Senior Editor/Producer] has agreed to give a presentation about Film & Media and his Hunter experiences to the Hunter Scholars on Wednesday, 9 September, at 1:15 p.m. in 615 West. Both the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 scholar cohorts will attend.

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Van Jones Shouldn’t Have Resigned Nor Apologized

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Jones, President Barack Obama’s appointed advisor on “green jobs,” resigned in the wake of incendiary ranting from rabid right-wing news types like Glenn Beck about Jones’ statements regarding Republicans and his signing a 2004 letter suggesting that former President George W. Bush might have knowingly allowed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to occur in order to use them to go to war.

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The Slowest of a Slow News Day Can Sometimes Compel Desperate Measures

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Some days the mainstream news media hurt for news. No murders/violence of sufficient import to headline; same for traffic accidents, celebrity sitings as well as man-bites-dog, dog-bites-man-who-bites-dog-that-snuffs-kitty and, a rare one, kitty-fights-back-eating-man-and-dog. In desperation they bite the bullet as the New York Daily News did about the hungry man in Florida.

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Right Wing Attacks on Unions

Friday, September 4th, 2009

From Abby Scher, Editorial Director, The Public Eye Magazine, about two upcoming radio shows on National Radio Project and WBAI.

I’ve been tracking anti-union campaigns from the Right and did a short radio documentary for Making Contact being broadcast this week about the Right’s misinformation campaign to stop labor law reform this year. They are going all out. Unions are a potent reality check. People in unions don’t tend to fall for a lot of the free market mythology about how the world works.

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CREW Files Complaint Against Chris Christie, Former U.S. Attorney for New Jersey & Republican Candidate for U.S. Senator

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
Campaign From Christie Web Site

Campaign Picture From Christie Web Site

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