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College Government Opinion

I filed a Notice of Claim to sue Baruch College.

I was notified that it’s mandatory to get onto unsupervised Zoom video calls with students at Baruch College. I contacted The City University of New York (CUNY) Chancellor, the Title 9 Coordinator, and others about it. 

I politely asked them if I could be excused from having to interact with students. They said no, I have to get on unsupervised Zoom calls with students. 

I respect their decision. Regardless if I get my way or not, I love CUNY. I always treat everyone at CUNY with the utmost respect at all times. That includes staff, professors, and students. 

I filed a Notice of Claim with the New York City Comptroller’s Office to sue Baruch College CUNY. I was notified by several professors that it’s mandatory to get into private and unsupervised Zoom calls with students. I politely asked if I can be my own group and maintain my distance and privacy from students. I was told it’s not negotiable.

I keep to myself in regards to students. The reason is that rich people I know pay the NYPD and others to torture me. 

One time people broke into an apartment I was living in. They knocked me out with an incapacitating agent. Then they proceeded to inject me in the face with something that won’t dissolve almost ten years later. The lower part of my face around my chin has been disfigured ever since. 

A plastic surgeon injected me in the face with something to try and dissolve the other substance and it didn’t work. The doctor said to me “what the hell happened to your face?” I said people injected me in the face and disfigured it. He said, “why?” I said haters. 

Soon after I was injected in the face with an unknown substance, people were teasing me that I looked like a cartoon character with private parts on my face. 

One thing that New York law enforcement does is have CUNY students who work for them pick up the phone when I call NYPD 911. 

The NYPD has the CUNY students try and pick fights with me on the NYPD 911 line. That is why every time I call I say 911 at the beginning and end of each sentence. 

When I was at BMCC and LaGuardia Community College I had several students try to pick fights with me. The students were yelling at me, threatening me, crashing into me on purpose, grabbing me, pretending to flirt with me on school discussion boards, and cutting me off in the halls. I ignored them and reported the incidents to campus security. 

I don’t know who the students that were harassing me were. One thing I’m sure of is that they were trying to pick fights with me directly in front of CUNY security cameras and they didn’t seem concerned about getting in trouble. 

Yesterday, I filed a Notice of Claim to sue Baruch College. I’m not an attorney. If you require legal information, contact a lawyer. I’m representing myself and I have no clue what I’m doing. I’m winging it. 

I filed a Notice of Claim to sue the NYPD. After the New York City Comptroller’s Office received the claim, they scheduled a deposition. I’m hoping I receive the same treatment with this lawsuit against Baruch College. 

I’m a people person. I love people. With that being said, I’d prefer to keep to myself at Baruch College. I don’t want to get into a situation that can lead to a misunderstanding. 

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I treat everyone at CUNY and the New York City Comptroller’s Office with the utmost respect at all times. If I have to interact with students I will. I will be professional and concise. I’d rather not. 

In addition to filing the Notice of Claim, I’m still in talks with various staff at Baruch College and CUNY to be excused from having to interact with students. So far all the staff said it’s mandatory that I get on unsupervised Zoom calls with students. 

I’m 44 years old. Rich people I know still pay the NYPD to torture me. I have a 3.975 GPA after 36 credits at CUNY. When classes break into groups I would prefer to be my own group. Everyone else should have the same option in my humble opinion. 

I love CUNY. 

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College New York City Opinion

Email to CUNY English Department about how to improve classes [opinion].

Greetings Professor and English Department, 

I would like to provide quick feedback, including my opinion on how to improve all the English classes. 

I feel many of the decisions are up to the school, state, federal government, etc. Nonetheless here is my view on how the classes can be elevated. 

There are several digital resources on the web about how to write essays, how to improve grammar, how to be a better writer, etc. As a student, I have no idea which of these resources are credible and apply the English class I’m taking. 

The English department, the school, and the professors can’t replicate all that content. In my humble opinion, they should make use of it. For example, YouTube videos, articles, websites, mobile apps, etc. 

Regardless of what English class it is, the professor, department, and anyone else who is involved should spend a few days, weeks, months, going through the various resources and filter out the quality ones. 

If there is an assignment to write an analytical essay for an English class, provide a dozen additional resources available for free on the internet that would allow students to dig in deeper and write it better. Even if only 3 to 5 percent of students use the digital resources, that will make it worthwhile for the ones who are going the extra mile to learn the material and go for the A. 

I have a feeling the percentage will be higher than that. To illustrate, if you recommend YouTube videos people will watch them. If the school wants to create the content themselves, that’s great, in the meantime, it’s sitting on the web right now. The issue is, we the students need professionals to filter out what’s real and what’s not applicable. 

The professors can share a PDF with all the links at the beginning of the semester. That way students can spend their time productively and learn the information for the whole semester immediately if they take the initiative. The links can also be given as an attachment with each assignment. 

[Opinion] Grammarly.com should be recommended to all students. 

The school should make a deal with them and provide the premium version for free. I’ve become a much better writer because of it. It’s not fair for some of the students to have it and not others. I’m homeless and I have the premium version purchased with student loan money. 

I have a lot more ideas but those two would be a game-changer. I’m confident the powers that be have thought about everything I’ve written, regardless these are my ideas. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine 

I love CUNY. 

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College New York City Opinion

Email to the CUNY Chancellor about a remarkable professor.

Greetings everyone,

Professor X is as sharp as a tack.

I’ve been a student at LaGuardia Community College for 3 semesters. I’m transferring to Baruch College next semester.

I’m going on the record right now that the way Professor X set up Blackboard is the most organized I have ever seen it. Regardless if you stick with Blackboard or use another system everyone should see how it’s supposed to be organized. When it’s not organized students miss important information and fail.

I give Professor X a 4.0 for organizing Blackboard, being an awesome professor, and making learning fun. If we were in school I would have had my hand up in every class asking questions.

Furthermore, the preliminary review Professor X provided for my term paper shows how seriously she/he takes the job of teaching.

We need more professors like Professor X.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.

Disclaimer: I have been homeless for about 5 years. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t have a criminal record. I treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times.

Long story short, there are some people I know who are harassing me. I’ve contacted the proper authorities and hopefully, they will be arrested one day.

The reason I mention this is because people keep going into all my online accounts, email, etc. They sabotage the accounts and impersonate me to try and get me in trouble. I don’t understand why people are harassing a homeless person who minds his business 100% of the time and doesn’t owe anyone anything.

Regardless, I’m not giving up. I’m working 7 days a week to try and get an apartment and succeed at college.

If anyone ever receives an email from this email address that isn’t 100% respectful please alert me so I can forward it to the NYPD. Thank you for your consideration and have a great day.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.