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Opinion: Baruch College Probation Appeal. September 21, 2021.

Greetings Baruch College,

I’m never sending another student grievance under any circumstances.

First and foremost, I treat everyone at CUNY with the utmost respect at all times.

That includes staff, professors, security guards, and students.

Treating people respectfully is more important than anything. I never participate in controversial conversations at Baruch College out of respect for people’s feelings.

I love Baruch College and The City University of New York. It’s the best opportunity ever.

My goal is to attend Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY or another CUNY graduate school after graduating from Baruch College.

I would like to appeal the probation because I believe all the student grievances I submitted were valid. Even if there was one or two that wasn’t valid, they weren’t inappropriate or disrespectful.

I give the staff at CUNY permission to view any email I’ve ever sent at CUNY. I treat all staff and professors with the utmost respect at all times. If anyone looks at the emails I’ve sent at school, they will see how much I appreciate the opportunity to be
here.

I have the utmost respect for everyone at Baruch College/CUNY.

I treat all professors with the utmost respect at all times. I have good student strategies, so I’ll always be OK in classes. For example, I’ve already started to turn in assignments this semester in September that aren’t due until October and November. I’ve already started studying and reading material that isn’t being covered until October, November, and December. I rarely have to think about a due date. The second I see an assignment, I start working on it.

If someone poured a can of paint on my head and snapped my laptop in half at CUNY, I would say thank you and wipe it off. At this point, I wouldn’t even report it.

There is no opportunity for me right now that even comes close to CUNY. I’m making the best of all situations at CUNY.

If I’m correct, I’ve been on the Dean’s List for four semesters at Baruch College and LaGuardia Community College.

I’m respectfully asking for one more chance to keep a clean slate. I promise I will make the most of the opportunity.

If anyone wants copies of the actual student grievances I submitted, I would be happy to provide them.

I would like to quickly review each student grievance.

  • 1. One student grievance was just to notify that a previous student grievance was sent to the wrong email address.
  • 2. I sent a brief and respectful student grievance to say that I believe that it might be a good idea for students to be able to access their attendance records in real-time in CUNY First. I also quickly mentioned that it might be a good idea to have more security cameras inside Baruch College for all student’s protection.
  • 3. I sent a student grievance saying that a student tried to purposely crash into me on a day that there were no classes, the school was empty, and it happened in clear view of a security camera.
  • 4. I sent a student grievance asking why some students are allowed to pick their classes three days before other students.
  • 5. I sent a student grievance that I don’t believe it’s fair for students to be required to have to get into small groups and pairs with other students in classes. I think students should have the option to be their own group in classes. This request was inspired by the large number of complaints from students against students in all New York colleges, not just Baruch College and CUNY.
  • 6. Another student grievance was that I would skip a class because the day’s lesson was to talk about the police torturing people. I was told not to discuss my police issues with anyone at school. I didn’t want to even be in the room when the topic was being discussed.
  • 7. I sent a student grievance that rich people I know are paying a small group of NYC law enforcement to sabotage me. They harass me in close proximity to Baruch College. I get along great with 99.9% of the police. I interact with the police all the time.
  • I think that was it.

  • Please give me another chance if possible. I promise no one will never hear another word from me again that isn’t something good. If not, I respect the decision.

  • As I emailed yesterday, it’s very generous of Baruch College CUNY to
    allow students to appeal the probation process.

  • I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t do anything illegal. I don’t have a criminal record.

  • I respect any decision that is given to me. Either way, I am walking on eggshells and following all the rules.
  • I’m never submitting another student grievance. I’m going to continue to take the high road in all situations and be a positive member of CUNY.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

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