Articles in the Works …
1) The Hunter Department of Film and Media Studies along with the Hunter administration weaponized Hunter/CUNY policies to engage in vicious ad hominem allegations as well as supported actions steeped in fraud and deceit to punish selected faculty and staff. There is documented corroboration — emails, tape recordings, other forms of records — that colleagues, deans and administrators exploited and manipulated students and student angst to support attack-missions on selected faculty and staff.
2) MEDIA 386, Journalism Ethics Scandal Still Simmering: A phony complaint (orchestrated by colleagues, deans and administrators) filed by students encouraged to engage in prevaricating and unethical behavior by colleagues, chairs and deans. Did the involved colleagues-deans-administrator-reprobates ever imagine that the students and their complicity would be eventually interviewed about the collusion? And be subpoenaed?
Erstwell colleague Bernard Stein taught this course as a journalism class without being attacked, maligned, insulted — and so on, and so forth –avoiding the kind of malicious laser-like focusing on colleagues that happens in this department. Why? The ‘Why?’ is in the works.
A Dean and a former Provost at the time have moved on — or fled — but that doesn’t mean they can’t be held accountable or not subpoenaed. They are definitely being forensically scrutinized.
Putting Things into Perspective: Former Acting Provost Valeda Dente Said It Best
A succinct paraphrase of what Acting Provost Valade Dente was quoted as saying by Chair Kelly Anderson at a faculty meeting: D:F/M has a tradition, history and reputation for mistreating Black faculty and staff. That opens the door to the question: Is there a Black-Lives-Don’t-Matter-Animus in the Hunter Department of Film and Media Studies?