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New York City

Email to a CUNY professor about maintaining my privacy at school during a presentation.

Greetings Professor,

I thought about the presentation. I am going to give the presentation live on video, showing myself on camera.

I’m more than happy to answer any questions you have for me. 

In regards to answering questions from students, I’m going to pass. I will take the reduction in points on my grade. I don’t want to lose points, although I respect your position.

It’s actually good because it proves my point about how serious I am about maintaining my privacy when possible. 

I’m available to give the presentation on any of the days. 

Please advise if this is OK.

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY

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Law Enforcement

Email to the sexual harassment office at CUNY. I’m trying to avoid having to interact with students on my phone.

Greetings,

I love CUNY. I treat everyone at CUNY with the utmost respect at all times. That is more important than anything. CUNY is the best opportunity ever. It’s all I have.

I have been accepted into Baruch College and I’m going there next semester.

The reason I’m contacting you is about a presentation I have to give in a week.

I don’t mind giving a presentation in class and having a few students ask questions. Ideally, I’d rather maintain my privacy with students but I understand it’s part of school.

All my teachers are amazing and I’m doing great this semester. My current GPA is 4.0 after 27 credits. Even if my GPA drops to the 3’s I’ll always be doing well because I love CUNY and I love what I’m learning. I’m a journalism major.

One of my teachers, who is amazing and the department said I have to answer questions from students on my phone after a presentation. If I have to I will but I’m trying to get out of it.

My teacher generously said I can give the presentation, answer his questions, and just lose points on my grade if I don’t answer student questions.

Again, I love CUNY. The teacher is amazing. Just because he is telling me no with this one thing doesn’t change the way I respect him. I’m 44 years young. I can handle a no.

I would prefer to communicate with you via email. Please provide any feedback you deem appropriate.

I have a unique situation. I’m not going to go to deep into it. I have notified the Chancellor’s office and that’s it. I didn’t mention a word about why I don’t want to interact with students to the department or my teacher.

I will let you know the reason is that people I grew up with are torturing me. I have contacted the proper authorities. It’s hard because the people I grew up with are millionaires and I’m homeless. It’s only natural that everyone would side with them.

These are the people responsible for me being tortured. Many of them have been arrested and they buy their way out of it. I am going through all the proper government channels. It’s a slow process and the people torturing me are very sneaky.

One of the things they do is hire private investigators to harass me. They have women and men try and pick fights with me. The same way that women hire private investigators to bust cheating husbands they have girls and guys run scams on me that you can’t believe.

I would like to stay clear of students due to the fact that the above people are torturing me. I don’t want to be within a 100 miles of a situation where there can be a misunderstanding.

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t have a criminal record.

I am homeless and I want to maintain my privacy amongst students as much as possible.

I give anyone at CUNY permission to go into my emails and see how hard I’m trying to succeed at school and how respectfully I treat all the staff at CUNY.

Again I don’t want to have a phone call about this. Please email me any advice regarding if I can get out of losing points on this assignment because I don’t want to interact with students on my phone after the presentation.

I have no issue giving a presentation. I love public speaking.

With the abuse, I’m going through I prefer to keep a distance between myself and students when possible. Especially on my phone.

I’m at a coffee shop with someone who I have no idea who it is screaming at me so I’m going to end the email now.

The teacher is great. I respect his decision. I’m going over his head because I don’t want to talk about my personal issues regarding being tortured with teachers or the departments. Normally I only notify the Chancellors office every once in a while but this one time I’m telling you too.

Please advise.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.

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College

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.