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Email to student affairs at CUNY about maintaining my privacy at school.

Greetings,

First and foremost I treat everyone at CUNY with the utmost respect at all times. That is more important than anything. I love CUNY. It’s the best opportunity ever. I’m going to Baruch College next semester.

With that being said, one of my teachers assigned a project where we have to present an essay to the class. I love the class and the teacher is great. After we are done with the assignment we have to answer questions from the other students in the class.

I kindly and politely asked the professor if I could be excused from that part of the assignment. I’m not going to get too deep into why. In short, it’s because I’m 44 years old and homeless. I’m friendly when we are all at school. When it comes to interacting with students on my mobile phone via distance learning, I don’t feel comfortable.

With all due respect, I want to maintain my privacy. I adamantly do not feel comfortable interacting with students on my phone. I don’t see how that is a mandatory part of my education.

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t have a criminal record. I live squeaky clean. I’m here to be respectful to everyone and learn.

Please advise who I should speak with about this. Again, I love the class and the teacher is great. I politely asked him if I could be excused from interacting with the other students in the class via my mobile phone and he said no. He said I have to get on my phone with the students.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.

By Mark Pine

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