Archive for March, 2014

The Existential Question Regarding the Days Ahead – Part II

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Four candidates are coming to audition for the journalism line the Administration approved after Colleague Peter Parisi resigned.

Should they be told the truth about the internecine civil war?


Dear Colleagues,

Next week on Tuesday April 1, and Thursday April 3 and the following week on Monday April 7th and Thursday April 10th the Personnel and Budget Committee will be interviewing candidates for a tenure track journalism position You are invited to attend the breakfast with the candidate (if it’s scheduled), the luncheon (students are invited) and the classroom presentation. Listed below are the dates of their visit, the names of each candidate, and current university affiliations.

Please rsvp with Carol and Tina if you plan to attend any of the scheduled events.
Thank you.



Me Thinks Hunter College PSC Chapter Chair Flaunts Too Many Facades

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

PSC Chapter Chair trying to intimidate a Colleague at D:F/M faculty meeting. Bullying is a cherished tradition in D:F/M.


The Existential Question Regarding the Days Ahead – Part I

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Revised D:F/M Logo in the Works

Revised D:F/M Logo in the Works


Definitely Going to This “FDA & PSC Joint Meeting”

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014



Response on Hunter-L to Colleague Larry Shore’s Hunter-L Whining About Alleged Violation of Listserv Rules

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Posted by me on Hunter-L Thursday, March 6:

I’m told by a H-L Honcho that my post is in violation. I’ve requested a meeting. But I have to say this to the list:

1) It’s absolutely silly that I can’t mention the name of a prominent public figure, the Hunter College PSC Chapter Chair, conducting a very public jihad, apparently using whatever means she believes is at her disposal, including Hunter-L (such as linking to the Chronicle of Higher Ed). See this other link to a WORD news story for context, reference:  (Postmortem: The Children’s Learning Center Debacle).

Regarding this PSC Chapter Chair vs. Hunter College President, or PSC Chapter Chair Barbara Bowen Proxy vs. Hunter College President, it should be obvious that this is more than a domestic D:F/M matter AKA “department politics,” which supposedly can’t be recognized, addressed nor criticized on this listserv even though the rancor has moved beyond department and campus boundaries. It’s approaching critical mass.

2) As for “department politics:” In a meeting a while back with the Provost, I was told that the administration was concerned about the image of the department. At one point in that long meeting, I was told to contact the Acting Dean of Diversity and Compliance, and together he and I were to contact the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center ( Note: There are Colleagues who have said at department meetings that there is no rancor and no concern on the part of the Administration.

The rest is in the attachment.


Workplace Bully Radio Show, Monday March 10, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 8th, 2014



Brett A. Scudder is so good and savvy and has helped so many people … that I sometimes like to imagine that he could walk on water if he wasn’t so busy helping others.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Serious Backlog in Rape Kit Testing Across the Country Helps Serial Rapists to Remain Free

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

The information was announced in the White House teleconference yesterday by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder. In the 2015 $3.9 trillion budget, the administration is asking the Republican controlled Congress to approve $35 million to resolve the backlog.

Holder said, wishfully, that partisan politics should not play role in this decision. Story in the works for the WORD, which participated in the conference call.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

3:30 PM TODAY: Vice President Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder to Hold Conference Call on Funding in the President’s FY 2015 Budget for Reducing Backlog of Untested Rape Kits and Assisting Prosecution of Sexual Assault Cases

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

To: Greggory w Morris
From: THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Vice President, March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – TODAY, Wednesday, March 5th, at 3:30 PM ET, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder will host an on-the-record press conference call to discuss funding in the President’s FY 2015 Budget for reducing the backlog of untested rape kits and assisting prosecution of sexual assault cases.