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College New York City Opinion

Email to Baruch College about tuition and financial aid.

Greetings,

First of all, I love Baruch College and CUNY. I’m having the best time ever. 

My professors are amazing. The support staff is amazing. Baruch College CUNY is the best opportunity ever. 

I finished almost all my schoolwork for the Fall 2021 semester about a month early. College is my number one priority. 

I’m not sure who I’m supposed to contact about the tuition that I owe, so I’m contacting the three offices. Please let me know if there is anyone else I should contact about this matter. 

I’m signed up for two classes this summer 2021. The online Baruch College website says I owe $459 for summer 2021 in addition to my financial aid. 

If I drop one of the summer classes and only take one class this summer, would that lower the amount of money I have to pay to attend Baruch College this summer? 

If yes, I’ll drop one summer class and only take one class this summer instead of two. 

Depending on how much I will have to pay to attend summer 2021 classes, I might not take any classes this summer. 

It all depends on what the Department of Social Services / Human Resources Administration requires.

Please let me know if dropping one class and only taking one class this summer will lower the money owed when you can. Thank you:-)

If taking one class this summer isn’t included in my financial aid, I might take the summer off. I’ll make the decision after speaking with HRA and seeing what the cost is to take one class this summer instead of two. 

The online Baruch College website says I owe $283 for Fall 2021. Can I pay that amount out of my Fall 2021 student loan refund? Or do I have to pay it before the semester starts? 

If I’m allowed, I’ll pay the balance due for fall 2021 out of my Fall 2021 student loan refund. If I’m required to pay the balance before then, I’ll pay for the fall in the next few weeks. 

Please advise. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

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Government New York City Opinion

Email to the New York City Human Resources Administration about losing my public benefits card.

Greetings Department of Social Services, 

I have received a few letters in the mail warning me that I might be in trouble for losing my public benefits card. 

First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone at the New York City Human Resources Administration. The help I receive from HRA is a lifesaver. 

I’m 44 years young and I have been homeless for about five years. I tried living in the shelters but I didn’t like it. 

For about the last year and a half, I have been attending The City University of New York. 

First I was at LaGuardia Community College. I earned a 3.975 GPA after 36 credits. 

Now I’m at Baruch College. I’m in my first semester and things are going very well. 

I have been robbed several times and had my wallet stolen. A few times I reported it to the police and there should be police reports on the NYPD computers. 

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

One time I went to HRA for a new public benefits card. HRA gave me a temporary card. After I went back to get the permanent card, I received a letter saying I’m in trouble for losing cards. 

I have been robbed of clothes, laptops, smartphones, and anything else you can imagine. I will continue to try and be as careful as possible. 

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to improve my standing with HRA. I do everything exactly as HRA requests. I treat the staff at all HRA locations with the utmost respect at all times. 

Please advise.

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

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New York City New York City Law Enforcement Opinion

I have to detail the cointelpro scam the NYPD and their civilian team just ran on me in the Grand Central subway. 

I was just sleeping on the steps at the Grand Central subway when the NYPD and their civilian team ran a nice scam on me. The date/time of the incident was Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at about 12:15 AM. 

I was comfortably sleeping on the steps in the subway. Two young adults, probably in their teens or twenties, sat down next to me. The Grand Central subway is not busy at all right now. It’s a large subway station. There were plenty of places to sit but now the staircase I’m on is blocked because of the two people sitting next to me. 

They got my attention. I opened my eyes and saw them there. I didn’t say one word to them. The NYPD and their civilian team harass me constantly, so I’m used to it. 

I said to myself, I can get up and move to another staircase but what’s the point, the NYPD and their civilian team will follow me to the next staircase and tease and harass me there. I just closed my eyes and turned my head and went back to sleep. 

A few minutes later a police officer woke me up and said to move. Now, this is where the cointelpro scam begins. 

When I stand up I see there are two NYPD officers and the two young adults that sat next to me blocking anyone from going up or down. I did not say a word to any of them. I just walked away.

One of the NYPD officers tried to crash into me when I was walking away. That is their signature move. I avoided him. 

Also, the two young adults who I suspect might be members of the NYPD civilian lie and scam team were staring at me trying to get a negative look out of me. 

The cointelpro scam was the NYPD was trying to make it look like there was some type of issue between the two young adults and myself. What they know about me is that I don’t react and I can care less.

Millionaires I know pay the police to harass lots of people and I’m one of them. It’s the reality of the situation and I’m playing the cards I’m dealt. There is no point in crying about it. 

As far as the two young adults that were trying to pick a fight with me, I ignored them like always. The NYPD has tons of civilians running scams trying to pick fights with me constantly. 

That’s how desperate the NYPD is to sabotage and set me up. They know I don’t do anything illegal. I never react when the NYPD has people physically attack me, spit in my face, rob me, destroy my property, shove their phones in my face, cut me off, crash into me, etc. 

Now the NYPD’s strategy is to try and get a negative look out of me with a couple of civilians who work for them standing in front of me.

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Opinion: The NYPD has teenage girls following me around, pretending I’m following them, and acting like they are scared in Queens, New York.

Greetings,

Anytime I take the 7 train into Queens, New York or any subway or bus in Queens, New York the NYPD and their civilian team snap into action. 

People I know pay New York law enforcement and their large civilian scam team to physically attack me, sabotage me, pick fights with me, rob me, make up lies about me, and harass me non stop. There are hours of security video at stores in New York that back up my claims and I’m trying to obtain the video so I can expose them. I know I’m not the only person New York law enforcement is terrorizing. 

In addition to having women and men constantly cutting me off, crashing into me, and trying to verbally pick fights with me; of course New York law enforcement has numerous girls in their teens and twenties follow me around and pretend I’m following them. The girls will shove their phones in my face, cut me off, crash into me from behind, anything they can to get the video they need to try and get me in trouble. 

I have called NYPD 911 over 10,000 times. A lot more than 10,000 to be honest but I think 10,000 gets the point across. I have never blocked my number. My mobile phone is 917 815 5415. 

No matter how bad anyone thinks United States law enforcement is, it’s 100X worse. The majority, not all, of people in power to stop them just look the other way because they know that US law enforcement kills people. If anyone wants I can send over articles from mainstream news websites backing up that claim. I have also seen New York law enforcement tamper with the food in several New York restaurants and supermarkets. 

I don’t blame anyone for looking the other way. There is no one to tell. In my humble opinion, NYPD internal affairs, the Department of Investigations, the Civilian Complaint Review board, etc., are not enough. Also, is there even a group that looks into what federal law enforcement is up to? 

New York law enforcement is paying teenage girls to follow me around, record me with their mobile phones, act like they are scared, physically attack me, while the NYPD and other New York law enforcement supervise.

If you have an emergency call 911. Use this information at your own risk. I’m not an attorney.

 

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College New York City Opinion

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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College New York City Opinion

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. 

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Life New York City Opinion

Email to a professor at Baruch College about not interacting with students.

Greetings Professor,

I signed up for your class. 

I have a quick question. Is there interaction between students? The reason I’m asking is that I try to maintain my privacy as much as possible. 

I love the subject and your reviews as a professor are amazing. I just want to avoid any classes where I’m going to have to interact with students via video calls and my phone. I’ll interact with professors. I don’t want to interact with students. 

The environment is so strict these days in regards to tossing students out of school for misunderstandings, I don’t even want to be in a position where there can be a misunderstanding. That goes for female and male students. 

I want to keep to myself, study hard, learn, and graduate. 

I have been harassed by at least three students for absolutely no reason. I just ignore it. After so many instances of being harassed by students, my strategy at school is to try and avoid those types of classes where I have to interact with students. 

I can easily meet people outside of school. I don’t want to meet anyone at school besides professors and Baruch College staff. 

I’m always friendly and respectful to everyone including students. With that being said, I’m not going out of my way to meet students. 

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.