A Sobering Thought About Colleague Larry Shore’s Request to Post on the WORD Blog

He should read this and re-think his strategy of obfuscation, prevarication and deceit.

Logo revision in the works.

Logo revision in the works.

Below is an email from a former student. Despite my department sabotaging or trying to sabotage my efforts to help students with their studies careers – it’s been clear for a few years now that D:F/M’s sabotage, stratagems and subterfuge (SSS)  was getting assistance from an engaged Hunter College Administration –  New America Media, IPA-NY, the Center for Communication, Pen America CenterForeign Press Association and several other organizations I networked with were able to help, assist or support D:F/M students. And they did that for students outside the media/journalism major.

Student HK, of course, is off the map. I removed her name and ID information. She was a talented and serious D:F/M student who decided, rightly, that she could do more at NYU than in D:F/M, which fell into the abyss. There was a time when Hunter  could compete and hold its own without question with other undergraduate journalism programs in the city.

From: HK […@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 12:10 AM
To: Greggory w Morris
Subject: Re: Hello from a former student

Hi Professor,
Thank you for reaching out to your contact for me. I’m very thankful for all the advice both you and Catherine provided.

You are absolutely right about 60 Minutes, and I am going to do that internship 100%. As a matter of fact, this past week, I was able to negotiate with both of them and organize my schedule in such a way that in September, I will be doing MSNBC, and in the Spring, I will move on to 60 Minutes (seeing as it would be my last semester before graduation and it might be more convenient if I am fresh in their minds once I graduate…).

As for now, I am spending the last few weeks of my internship for Inside City Hall at NY1.

I may have told you this before, but I am still very thankful for all the exciting opportunities (movie screenings, round table discussions with Michael Shannon & Winona Ryder, Polk Awards panel) you gave me as a student, writing for the Word. They were excellent resume builders, and also provided me with a great portfolio of clips for the future.

Plus, you really helped me decide that journalism was what I wanted to do. It was really by a stroke of luck that I signed up for your class, but you quickly became one of my favorite professors, and your class turned out to be one of the best college experiences I had.

So, thank you for that, and please also send my thanks to Catherine Williams.


Gregg Morris

Gregg Morris

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