Email to the stellar Baruch College Dean on April 15, 2023.


Greetings Dean, 

Thank you for the response. 

I prefer to contact you about positive things happening at Baruch College. 

I was minding my own business when the maintenance person approached me:

Once at the end of the hallway. 

Once at the ledge. 

If I see the maintenance team cleaning, I move out of the way or go to another floor. 

Anytime a Baruch College maintenance person or security person approaches me in the hallway, I click the audio record button on my phone so there is never any confusion about how polite and respectful I am to all your staff. 

Treating everyone at Baruch College CUNY politely and respectfully is rule number 1,2, and 3—in my opinion. 

I always avoid confrontation and drama. 

That’s why I’m 46, living in the street homeless for my entire 40’s, and don’t have a criminal record.

My goal is to make you and everyone else here proud of me one day and have a positive impact on CUNY and NYC. 

I’m here to treat your staff, students, and professors with the utmost respect at all times regardless of how they treat me. 

This week I just interviewed a few people for a journalism project that work at BIDs, Community Boards, Baruch College, etc. 

I’m very happy for the opportunity, experience, and information I’m learning. 

I feel like I’m working diligently, doing the right thing, and doors are about to open. 

The first person I ever worked with in the city always told me to cover myself and that’s what I’m doing. 

I was working on schoolwork all Spring Break. 

I’m about 90% done with all my schoolwork for the semester. 

There are students at all colleges that come back from Spring Break, get slammed with schoolwork, and are playing catch up until the end of the semester. 

I don’t take a break. 

I turn in homework that isn’t due for weeks. 

This way when school starts it’s like I never left. 

I completed approximately 30 hours of homework and studying or more without any pressure of due dates that a percentage of students won’t even touch until after Spring Break. 

It’s not a competition. 

I credit my experience providing web marketing services for companies to my success strategies at Baruch College. 

The information I’m learning at Baruch College is excellent. 

It’s clear why so many people thrive after graduation. 

Please let me know if you require any additional information from me. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Mark Pine 

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