Posts Tagged ‘Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College’

Boycott the James Arsonson Awards at Hunter College

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Send Peter Parisi a message so that James Aronson can stop turning over in his grave.

Send Peter Parisi a message so that James Aronson can stop turning over in his grave.


Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress) Part III

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Deconstructing a Snippet of the Minutes of the December, 2008, Faculty Meeting of the Department of Film and Media Studies

[What Really Goes on Behind Some Walls of the Academy]

Morris stated that he had unresolved issues with faculty. These details were written in his group emails to faculty. Roman responded that he will follow up any complaints 
made by Morris with the Ombudsman. — Shanti Thaku, the minutes of the December, 2008, faculty meeting.

Now, colleague Larry Shore, former chair of the department’s grade appeals committee which I had been describing in several venues “as one of the most corrupt” at Hunter if not CUNY, candidly responded to the question, “Recommend For New Business, Wednesday, Grade Tampering in F/M,” A Big Barnacle: Is a Discussion Needed?” His comments, however, never made it into the department minutes.


Letter to an Editor, New America Media

Monday, November 17th, 2008

This is a copy of an email I sent to NAM yesterday, regarding its publishing of two news videos produced by my senior editors, senior producers Jonathan Mena and Jacqueline Fernandez, about the gay rights protest rally at NYC City Hall.


Just a note regarding my student senior editors-senior producers’ video that NAM graciously noted on its front page November 16. The “Word” is actually spelled, uppercase, WORD and it is not an official part of my department’s journalism program.