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

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.

4. Violation of Hunter-L rules

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:55:54 -0500
From: Larry Shore <lshunter@OPTIMUM.NET>
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.)

This includes his comments about a faculty member of the department. In addition, his statement below that
there “is a big scandal gathering” in the Department of Film & Media Studies has no basis in facts whatsoever.
Similarly his recurring statement for many months in the signature section of his Hunter-L posts, removed only today,
that the Department of Film & Media Studies is in a “State of Emergency” also has no basis in facts.

Even if they were true (which is preposterous) they are clearly “matters of private concern to departments of the college”
and have no place on Hunter-L.

Larry Shore
Dept. of Film & Media Studies
– D:F/M State of Chaos – blog.hunterword.com
– The WORD, hunterword.com
– https://www.facebook.com/hunter.word
– Twitter Pics: http:/ /twitpic.com/photos/theWORD_HC
– The WORD is a member of New America Media Ethnic Media Association
– This instructor supports Healthy Workplace Bills – http://www.healthyworkplacebill.org/
– This instructor does not, nor never has, participated in D:F/M’s Academic Bullying

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The Chapter Chair for the Professional Staff Congress at Hunter College

The Chapter Chair for the Professional Staff Congress at Hunter College trying to intimidate a Colleague at a Faculty Meeting.



Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.

Gregg Morris, editor of the WORD and this site.




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