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Clarion recently took first place awards in four categories in the Metro Labor Communications Council’s annual awards, receiving top honors for best feature writing for an article about the NYPD surveillance of Muslim students at Brooklyn College and CUNY administration’s silence on the issue and best op-ed writing for a column written by PSC President Barbara Bowen on CUNY management’s declaration of an impasse on contract negotiations.

Clarion has continued to follow the issue at Brooklyn College, including the article about the documentary Watched, “New film uncovers pain of spying at BC,” in this issue. The film was inspired by an article written by PSC member and Brooklyn College Distinguished Professor Jeanne Theoharis, who urged the CUNY administration to speak out against the surveillance.

This issue of Clarion follows up on a union campaign to rid York College of its rat problem: Clarion won first place for news writing for an article about this issue.

News Writing, First Place:

Rats invade York College,” by Shomial Ahmad, Clarion, April 2016.

Op-Ed/Column, First Place:

Show CUNY you’re not buying it,” by PSC President Barbara Bowen, Clarion, February 2016.

Feature, First Place:

Muslims want answers on surveillance,” by Shomial Ahmad, Clarion, September 2016.

Feature, Second Place:

A CUNY history project makes history,” by Shomial Ahmad, Clarion, October 2016.

Graphic Design, First Place:

September 2016 cover, by Margarita Aguilar, Clarion.

General Excellence – Web, Second Place:

Professional Staff Congress website, psc-cuny.org

General Excellence – Print,

Honorable Mention: Clarion

Best Online Writing, Second Place:

Three things that we can do right now,” by PSC President Barbara Bowen.

Best Art Work, Second Place:

Rats invade York College illustration, by Jud Guitteau, Clarion, April 2016.

Best Art Work, Third Place:

CUNY Writers Against Austerity poster, by Thencasti Paulino.

Best Photograph, Third Place:

Professor with CUNY student, by Dave Sanders in the article, “The age of disinvestment through the eyes of department chairs,” Clarion, May 2016.