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Followup email to the Chancellor at CUNY about privacy between students.

Greetings,

I treat all CUNY professors and staff with the utmost respect at all times. That is more important than anything. CUNY is the best opportunity ever, especially for someone in my situation.

I wanted to give you a quick update regarding the emails I sent at the beginning of the semester. Before I get into it, I have a huge amount of schoolwork so I’m going to be brief so I can get back to work. I love all my classes and my professors are amazing. As always my attendance record is 100%. These days it’s become easier than ever to have a 100% attendance record. Regardless, I never miss class. I have my Google Calendar sending multiple notifications for every class. All my assignments are turned in on time or early.

  1. One class said it was mandatory for me to get on private unsupervised video calls with students. I politely asked the professor if I could be my own group and complete the assignment myself. The teacher said no so I dropped the class. No issue.
  2. Another professor emailed me every single student’s full name and contact information on the first day. Included in the email was a request for confirmation that I received the email. I’m not exactly sure why students’ information is being shared so freely. I didn’t mention a word of it to the professor nor did I ask why students information is being shared with me. I mentioned it to the sexual harassment office, that’s it. I ended up dropping that class because I switched my major.
  3. One last situation I mentioned, a professor asked me to join a group chat with all the students. I respectfully never joined the group chat.

I have the syllabus. I have the professor’s email. I have the textbook and of course, I attend all the classes online.

I didn’t tell the teacher anything I share with the sexual harassment office and Chancellor’s office. Specifically, rich people I grew up with in New York, pay the police to harass me.

I’m homeless. My accounts are not secure. It would be too tempting for law enforcement to go into my group chat at school and send some type of evil message to a female or male student and I would be gone in the blink of an eye.

  1. One last teacher sent me all the students in my class full names and contact information. There is nothing I can do about it. I didn’t mention a word about it to the teacher.

My public assistance (cash assistance, SNAP, storage), student loans, and a lot more are riding on school. I’m not contacting any students. I treat all CUNY professors and staff with the utmost respect at all times regardless of what is going on. I hold myself to the highest standard humanly possible when interacting with CUNY professors, staff, and students. Although I don’t see many situations where I’d be interacting with students while school is closed.

That’s all for now.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.

By Mark Pine

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