A Version of a Recent Post on the Hunter-L Listserv

Says the only CUNY professor* to have been invited regularly for several years to the Center for Communication, Inc.’s annual toast/roast luncheon at The Pierre Hotel, NYC, (October 7, Ken Lowe, Chair of Scripps Networks Interactive got the treatment): That special relationship with the CfC has run its course due to changes and new directions underway at CfC.

Gregg Morris, editor, the WORD & this site.

Gregg Morris, editor, the WORD & this site.

The toast/roast invite was the CfC’s way of expressing thanks for a collaborative effort we created for the benefit of Hunter students before the inevitable, inexorable, inescapable D:F/M SNAFUs ran their course, resulting in no Center events on this campus for years now. Besides scheduling panels on campus so that Hunter students didn’t have to lope around town to center events (though a few did), CfC set up and assisted in mentoring and special mentoring projects, internships (beaucoup, I have to say) as well as networking arrangements for serious students. Hunter-oriented, spur-of-the-moment interventions often took place off campus as well.

D:F/M's SNAFUs know no boundaries.  [Revised D:F/M Logo in the Works.]

D:F/M’s SNAFUs know no boundaries. [Revised D:F/M Logo in the Works.]

CfC’s mentoring efforts offered savvy Hunter students the possibility of connections that their undergraduate peers (competitors) take for granted at Columbia U., NYU and many other big-bucks-tuition U’s in metro NYC. [Update, November 23, 2014: I left out Big 10 Conference and the Ivy League] For example: A former student is wrapping up her last year with a non-paying internship with 60 Minutes and a really good paying internship with MSNBC Morning Joe. [That she pulled off both while sticking to her schedule to graduate on time – whew! – says a lot about her.]

I challenge anyone on this campus to top that CfC relationship for the benefit of students.**

Gregg Morris

*One of two CUNY professors asked to take a bow at a roast.

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