Posts Tagged ‘Student Writing’

Hunter Alumna Published Book As Student – And No One Knew?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

I inadvertently discovered this info about Meredith Deliso and posted on Hunter-L, the College Listserv for general communication:



Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Hi. Just a reminder that you are scheduled to attend a Focus Group for W-course instructors on Thursday, May 7th, from 4-6 p.m. in room 409B in the Thomas Hunter Building. You will receive a stipend of $75.54 (two hours on a Non-teaching Adjunct line) for participating. Notes will be taken, but all comments will be kept anonymous.

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program appreciates your help in exploring the issues involved in teaching Significant Writing courses. We hope to use what we learn at these sessions to better serve Hunter’s faculty, and we hope the sessions are useful to you in preparing to teach future W-designated courses.

See you tomorrow,

Dennis Paoli
Writing across the Curriculum Program

So, I went. And I participated. And I didn’t do what I had said in an email to the co-coordinator about what I was thinking about doing at the focus group: Outing my colleagues whom I feel undermine students’ writing efforts, especially those colleagues who don’t make rewriting an essential part of their Significant Writing classes.

Let’s get real. Writing is about rewriting. Don’t teach rewriting? Then it ain’t writing they’re teaching.

So, I sent the following to Dennis Paoli after I completed the focus group:


A Tempest in a Teapot But a Tempest No Less – End

Monday, April 20th, 2009

So, where does all this lead? I don’t know. But the brawls, the tempests, the imbroglios are no longer going to be concealed behind D:F/M’s phony facade of collegial sobriety, that’s for sure. Those days are over. Nevertheless, one more time, the email that exposed this most recent teapot tempest.


Encourage College Student Writers to Join the National Writers Union?

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Date: Fri 27 Jun 09:54:07 EDT 2008
From: Dan Connell
Subject: Re: why I quit SPJ — or, why SPJ quit me 
To: “Brasch, Walter” 
Cc: [emails removed] 

Perhaps SPJ members and student writers (at least those who freelance) should consider joining the National Writers Union, which–as a local linked to the UAW–has more of an orientation toward its base while also taking a lead role on issues that affect our freedom to do out work, i.e., the Patriot Act. Check it out:

Dan Connell (member of the NWU since 1981)

This is not a bad idea for serious student writers, however, most journalism, English and creative writing majors are not especially interested in writing careers. Nevertheless, since those in my writing classes are required to publish stories in the WORD, I’m seriously considering, because of this suggestion by Connell, to introduce some more reality planning in my advanced courses.

The Parisi Paradoxy: An Imperative — Part 2

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

This is probably more tattling about F/M politics than most students (and others) may want to know - Lingua Franca, not – but students should be aware that their careers can be affected by the vicissitudes of department politicking, especially if the politicking is lame and feeble and partisan with a narcissistic bent so that earning and education are devalued in pursuit of the great game.