Archive for February, 2014

D:F/M Colleague Larry Shore: The Plot Thickens – Part 2

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Colleague Shore’s full response is in the earlier blog post here. This writer’s response is below. A version is being readied for the College’s Hunter-L Listserv. A shorten version of Colleague Shore’s comments is at the end of this blog.

Topics of interest to the Hunter College community [HUNTER-L@HUNTER.LISTSERV.CUNY.EDU] …

To the List:

No Hunter-L habitué appreciates the comments of Colleague Larry Shore as I do. Absolutely no one. I’ve told him that many times (okay, more like conveyed to him in emails since we stopped talking collegially several years ago when he was Chair of the D:F/M Grade Appeals Committee).

Clarification: I don’t create the scandals. I write ONLY about the ones that interfere with my teaching, classroom responsibilities and my personal and professional interests, such as bogus Violence in the Workplace complaints. That statement might sound litigiously ominous but it is what it is.

Nevertheless, thanks to the List for its patience during these daunting, troubling, challenging and irascible times regarding the scope and direction of undergraduate media, media studies and journalism at Hunter which, in my opinion, extend beyond the proprietary boundaries of one department.

Gregg Morris

Vetted for Hunter-L. No sarcasm intended.


Abusive Workplace Bullying Affects 48 percent of Americans While Employers Do Little to Stop It

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

SIGNIFICANT DETAILS: Women bear the brunt of the bullying. Employers fail to protect those targeted. Nearly unanimous support in the American public for creating a new law.

The Workplace Bullying Institute defined workplace bullying as “abusive conduct that is threatening, intimidating, humiliating, work sabotage or verbal abuse” in its 2014 national survey. Key results: 27 percent of all adult Americans have directly experienced it, 21 percent have witnessed it; 56 percent of the perpetrators are bosses, 68 percent of the perpetrators are male, and 60 percent of targets (recipients) are female.


D:F/M Colleague Larry Shore: The Plot Thickens – Part 1

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Colleague Larry Shore replies to this writer’s comments on Hunter-l Post (which also were posted on this site).

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:55:54 -0500
From: Larry Shore
Subject: Violation of Hunter-L rules

Prof. Morris’s Hunter-L posting today (see below) appears to be in violation of the recently rewritten Hunter-L rules. See rules below (underline added.)


Recently Posted on the Hunter College Main Listserv

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

I am sure that legions of Hunter-L Habitués must be thankful to Colleague/PSC Chapter Chair Tami Gold for the latest update of Hunter College Peyton Place. – #PeytonPlace@HunterCollege.



Recalling the Epic Battles of this Millenia: Wolf Man vs. Dracula, Freddie vs. Jason, Alien vs. Predator – At Hunter College It’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014


D:F/M Colleague Tami Gold, AKA Hunter College PSC Chapter Chair, (seen above trying to intimidate a Colleague at a department meeting with her teenie-weenie camera in video mode, according to her comment at the time) has been relentless, by any means necessary, in her pursuit of sullying the image, exposing the faults and omissions, real or imaginary, of Hunter College President Jennifer Raab.

Gold is Professional Staff Congress President Barbara Bowen’s single-focused pit bull targeting Jennifer Raab, who, a while back, was limned in New York Times and Chronicle of Higher Education news accounts as a bully-of-sorts.


Advocating for New York State Health Workplace Bill

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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Workplace Bullying in the NFL & New York State Legislature – Part 2

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Important Links.

Here are links to news and YouTube stories about workplace bullying. More is in the works. ABC network, responding to an email from this writer, says it is considering a follow-up to an earlier broadcast.


Workplace Bullying in the NFL & New York State Legislature – Part 1

Monday, February 17th, 2014 []
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2014 3:29 P
Mike Schlicht State Coordinator (upstate)

The media attention about the NFL report that backs up Jonathan Martin’s account of the workplace bullying that he experienced is significant and is a vehicle that can be used to bring attention to the efforts being made to pass the Healthy Workplace Bill S3863/A4965, the bill that addresses workplace bullying in New York State.

The NFL report will do a lot of good to show how pervasive workplace bullying is in our employment settings. If you are from New York State and are being bullied or are interested in helping pass legislation to address this issue, please contact us at or on Facebook at


” … metastasizing wrongful conviction scandal …”

Friday, February 7th, 2014

NYT Headline: As 2 Go Free, Brooklyn Conviction Challenges Keep Pouring In



New York Students Rising Twitter Storm

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014