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.

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.

Email to a CUNY professor about a question and answer presentation.

Greetings Professor,

Of course, I’m going to do the presentation because it’s mandatory. I’ll get on camera and everything. I just wanted to go on the record that I usually keep to myself regarding the students.

I have no criminal record. I don’t do anything illegal. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I live squeaky clean. I find it best not to interact with the students at all. I’m homeless, so I’m walking on eggshells in life.

The only people I want to interact with in my current situation are accredited investors, web marketing clients, or anyone who can help me from a financial standpoint. I’m working on entrepreneurial projects to try and get a roof back over my head in my spare time.

If possible, I would rather not have a question and answer session with the students after my presentation. If I have to, I will, but I’d rather not. If you say I have to, I’m not going to complain. I have the absolute utmost respect for you as a professor, and I love this class. I’m working on the term paper, that’s why I thought of it.

Also, I have a few questions for you regarding the project. I’m researching this afternoon and I’ll send you an email tonight or tomorrow.

Thank you, and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.