Archive for March, 2012

Spring – New York City Hall Park

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Park Avenue, 67th Street to 68 Street, View from a Hunter College Campus Window

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Friday, March 23, NJ PATH to Journal Square

NYPD Brutalization in Zuccotti Park March 17

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

As hundreds of people joyously celebrated the six month birthday of Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park, the largest gathering in months without police barricades, the NYPD declared the park closed at 11:30 p.m. They moved into the park swinging batons, beating people attempting to exercise rights that are supposed to be legally guaranteed. The New York Times reported that scores were arrested. See pictures here.


Which Ones Want to Censor the WORD?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

At the D:F/M faculty meeting today, irate Colleagues expressed plans to censor the WORD? They said they were upset that the department’s dirty linen was being exposed across the spectrum of the Internet.


Rebuttal to a Colleague’s Message [See Previous Blog Post] Regarding “Attention Professional Staff Congress President Barbara Bowen”

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

I sent this message (way below) to Colleagues in the Department of Film and Media Studies as a response to comments sent to them by Colleague Bernard Stein, a Pulitzer Prize winning news essayist. One real piece de resistance he addresses concerns a strategy that Colleagues were considering, for example, to deal with the ethical journalism issues that Colleague Stein raised in his email memo: Pressure the Hunter College Administration into attacking me for the posts about the HC-PSC-CC, and if the Administration refuses, for Colleagues to attack the Administration (in some kind of public campaign, I assume) for not attacking me.

Absurd and bovine reasoning, symptomatic of the kind of thinking of those who assert leadership in D:F/M.

Bullying* and intimidation and harassment are core values in D:F/M, so much so that resolutions of serious problems affecting the department can’t occur. Serious issues pertaining to  principles of Academic Freedom or Journalism Ethical Issues or First Amendment Rights or Civil Liberties or Civil Rights, especially as those  pertain to behaviors and practices and customs in the department.

The message of my response is below.


Professional Staff Congress President Barbara Bowen Has Yet to Respond But …

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

… below is an email from a Colleague regarding a discussion among my D:F/M Colleagues about a reaction to my March 6 “Attention Professional Staff Congress President Barbara Bowen.”

It needs a rebuttal, of course, but I’ve decided to post it first without comment.[ Note: I wish these people would use all caps for the correct spelling of the WORD.]

PSC Hunter College Chapter Chair Trying to Intimidate Colleague at a Department Meeting


ABC News On Air Talent, Former WORD Editor Jackie Fernandez …

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

… was out celebrating last night, Sunday, with friends at St. Marks Place in the East Village. First, Boka (yummy, yummy). Then karoke-ing next door at Sing Sing, where this writer experienced an epiphany (brought on by decent sake and an alcoholic water melon drink from the gods and JF and former WORD Senior Editor Jonathan Mena [who won’t be seen until the final photo spread]).

Sogyel Lhungay, a graduate of NYU, left. Jackie Fernandez, right, of course.

Why the celebration?


The WORD at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Press Credentials This Year: Contributing Editor, Professor Anne-Katrin Titze, Anthony Advincula of New America Media, WORD Senior Editors Liz Borreli and Colleen Colleen Siuzdak and writer Danielle (DanYang) Yu. A special project is in the works.

Tribeca Film Festival.

More info later.

The WORD’s 2011 Snookerer of the Year

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

She snookered Hunter College President Jennifer Raab; Erec R. Koch, Dean of Hunter’s School of Arts and Science; John T. Rose, Hunter’s Dean of Diversity and Compliance,  D:F/M’s Chair Jay Roman.