Email to the Baruch College Title IX Coordinator.


Greetings Baruch College Title IX Coordinator,

First and foremost, I treat everyone at CUNY with the utmost respect at all times. That is regardless if I get my way or not. 

I’m 44 years old. I have worked in sales for two decades. I have experience navigating all types of situations. I can handle a no. 

Due to the strictness of college and additional factors, I don’t see the big deal in maintaining my privacy while at school. 

I suspect there aren’t a lot of students making this request. If there are, in my humble opinion, they should be allowed to maintain their privacy too. 

The majority of college is writing essays, reading, and studying. Interacting with students is about 3% of school if that. 

The actual number might be about 99% of school being a solo act. 

The 1% of interaction between students has the ability to have someone thrown out of school in 1 second flat.

I’m not going to type a whole book in this first email because I want to see what Baruch College / The City University of New York’s ruling is first. 

If the answer is that it’s mandatory for students to be on unsupervised Zoom calls with each other, I will continue to treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times. 

Moreover, I will pursue every avenue available as a student to respectfully challenge having to interact with students. 

To be perfectly honest, I cannot understand for the life of me, with everything going on in the world right now, why would anyone care if I’m my own group? 

I have been homeless for 5 years. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t do anything illegal. I have a 3.975 GPA after 36 credits and 12 classes. 

I would like to be excused from having to interact with students. If a class breaks into groups or pairs, I would like to be my own group. 

Please advise. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine


I always treat everyone with the utmost respect. Treating people respectfully is more important than anything. I love The City University of New York. 

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Mark Pine

New York City startups, web marketing, and Baruch College journalism major. 917-815-5415