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Trying to maintain my privacy between students at CUNY.

Greetings,

More important than anything I treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times. I love CUNY. I have a 100% attendance record and all my assignments are always turned in on time or early.

I just wanted to follow up and see if anyone has any guidance regarding the situation about privacy between students. I’m homeless. I’m doing very well at school. I’m transferring to Barch College next semester.

I don’t want to get too deep into my situation but I prefer to keep my distance from students. I have no issue giving presentations. It’s just that I find it best to keep my distance from students.

I used to sleep in chairs on the subway platform, now the subway is closed at night. There is literally no where to study that is open during the day besides the subway and it’s going to be freezing this winter.

I’ve been to the homeless shelters and I wouldn’t go back for $1 million per hour in cash. Under the circumstances, I just think that I’ve made it this far keeping my distance and maintaining my privacy from students. I just don’t think it’s that big of a deal to respond to a few questions from students.

I’m a journalism major. I don’t even think this class is going to count towards graduation. I just wanted to take this class to learn about the NYC government.

I love the class and the professor is amazing. He’s great. With that being said, he told me I can skip responding to questions from students but he will deduct points from my grade. I can live with that. I’d rather not and that is why I’m pleading my case to the department.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.

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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.

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Email to a staff member at LaGuardia Community College about being accepted to Baruch College.

Greetings,

I was accepted into Baruch College and I’m going there next semester. I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing help for the past three semesters. You’re great at helping students.

Everyone at LaGuardia Community College exceeded my expectations. CUNY is the best opportunity ever. I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.