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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

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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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Email to the CUNY Title IX Coordinator.

Greetings, 

I transferred from LaGuardia Community College to Baruch College. 

After 36 credits, I’ve earned 11 As and 1 A-. My GPA at LaGuardia Community College is 3.975. 

I would like to share why it wasn’t a 4.0 GPA. Moreover, I would appreciate information and clarity about a CUNY policy. 

I treat everyone at CUNY, HRA, USPS, the New York City Comptroller’s Office, etc., with the utmost respect at all times. I’m 44 years young. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. 

I love CUNY. For what it’s worth, in my humble opinion, I think the team, professors, etc. at CUNY are doing a marvelous job. CUNY is the best opportunity ever. 

My goals are to positively impact society, earn millions of dollars, and have my name on Wikipedia as a notable former CUNY student.

I can handle anything. I’m as tough as nails. I’m optimistic, and I feel great. 

For some strange reason, I’ve had a few experiences with students harassing me during the past year and a half. I don’t have the slightest clue who any of them are. I’ve ignored them all. 

Someone could pour a can of paint on my head, and they won’t get me to lose my cool. 

The professor who gave me the A- is still one of my favorite professors of all time. The class was remarkable. The information I learned will have a monumental impact on my success. 

I suspect he dropped my grade because I politely asked if I could be excused from answering student questions during my term paper presentation. He said yes and in return, he would deduct points. 

I still thought with a few points being deducted I’d earn an A for the course. 

The reason I’m contacting everyone today is to figure out the policy moving forward? 

I’ll do anything you tell me so I can continue to succeed at Baruch College/CUNY. 

Going forward, do I have to interact with students? I don’t mind. I’m a people person. I just don’t see the upside in interacting with students. 

One little misunderstanding and any student will be tossed out of school faster than you can say “Dean’s List.” 

I’ve been homeless for about five years. I’m professional at it. If you saw me, you wouldn’t think I was homeless. Because CUNY is crucial to my comeback in life, I don’t want to interact with students unless it’s mandatory.

Can I be excused from interacting with students in my classes? If not, that’s OK. I’m merely respectfully asking. 

When you sign into CUNY first, the first thing you see is “sexual harassment.” 

That, coupled with at least three students harassing me for no reason, makes me want to keep my distance from students. 

If you say it’s not an option, I have to get on my phone with students, etc., I’ll do it. I’ll continue to be as respectful, concise, and professional as humanly possible. 

With that being said, I live in the real world. I’m always in Manhattan, Queens, Nassau County, etc. Ideally, I’d prefer not to interact with students at school and then start running into the same students when I’m outside of school. 

I grew up around thousands of millionaires. Most of them are great people. A few of them are not. There are individuals whom I grew up with that are creating significant obstacles for individuals including myself. 

The group I’m referring to has had former NYPD, NCPD, SCPD, etc., private detectives working for them since I was riding bikes in Hewlett/Woodmere during the 1980s. I’ve reported them to the proper authorities, and I’m going to include a few links for you at the bottom of this email. 

I can handle it. The purpose of this email is to respectfully try to limit my exposure to situations that could lead to issues. It might sound like overkill, but I don’t see it that way. 

I’m politely and respectfully going on the record with everyone attached to this email. If I have to interact with students for group projects and things of that nature, I’ll do it and treat everyone with the utmost respect. 

If I can be excused from interacting with students, I’ll accept that too, and thank you very much.  

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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Email to Baruch College professor about groups.

Greetings Professor,

I was thinking about signing up for your class because it’s a requirement and you have amazing reviews online. 

I saw something about a group project. 

The reason I ask is that I try to avoid classes where I have to interact with students. 

I have been harassed by a few students for no reason at all. Of course, I merely ignored them and reported it. I find it best to keep to myself at school from here on out. 

I always treat everyone with the utmost respect, staff, professors, student, etc. With that being said, I go out of my way to avoid students because there is no benefit for me. The slightest misunderstanding between students and someone can be tossed out of school. I don’t see any upside. 

Please advise if there are any mandatory group projects if possible.

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.