Archive for December, 2017

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


CUNY Adopts New Series of Reforms to Bolster Fiscal and Ethical Integrity Of Administrative Operations

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

The Trustees of The City University of New York enacted on Monday a second round of reforms of the university’s governance and administrative policies, ensuring greater transparency and accountability by CUNY and its 24 individual institutions. Along with changes adopted by the board in June, the revised policies put CUNY at the vanguard of financial integrity in higher education, said Board Chairperson William C. Thompson, Jr. Read full statement here.

Some might wonder what this has to do with workplace and academic bullying at CUNY.

Stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Here are the top reads of Colleague David Yamada’s posts of 2017 about workplace bullying. Must reading for those concerned about workplace and academic bullying.

He is the premier legal expert on workplace bullying the United States and author of the Healthy Workplace Bill.

Happy Holidays James Milliken, Outgoing Chancellor of the City University of New York: Did You Know That the CUNY Violence in the Workplace Policy and the CUNY Student Complaint Procedures for Filing Complaints Against Professors Are Being Used for Censorship and Harassment?

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Note to Readers: James B. (“J.B.”) Milliken was president of University of Nebraska-Lincoln before he was hired at CUNY. University of Nebraska-Lincoln prides itself as “The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is home to leading researchers who have studied bullying in the workplace as well as in school settings.”

That was one of the reasons I delivered a petition to his office a while back supporting the New York State Healthy Workplace Bill. I wasn’t sure what would happen or if there would be a response but when it happened it was like wow!

Does censorship and harassment and bullying facilitate outright academic debauchery? More about this later


Report from the (Hunter College) Academic Freedom Committee: Film and Media’s Special Public Relations Seminar, MEDP 299.48: Part 1, Without Comment

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

An important document for understanding how things work at Hunter and in the Department of Film and Media Studies.

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

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