Press May Pass
In the Fall 2011 semester, CUNY adopted a new policy for media access to public meetings of the Board of Trustees, requiring an NYPD press pass for admission as press. The new policy resulted in exclusion of a Clarion reporter and a videographer for the PSC website from the board’s November meeting.
The PSC urged that the new requirement be dropped, and this semester CUNY issued a revised media access policy in which an NYPD press pass is not required if other credentials are presented. “These common-sense guidelines worked well at the trustees’ April meeting,” said Clarion editor Peter Hogness, “and we’re glad the policy has been revised.”
New Caucus, Unopposed,
Wins Union-wide Elections
New Caucus candidates won the PSC’s April elections for union-wide office, running largely unopposed. One unaffiliated candidate lost his bid for election as a delegate to NYSUT and the AFT; all other candidates ran on the New Caucus slate and were elected. In the fourth union-wide voting since the New Caucus first won in 2000, most members of the union’s 27-member Executive Council (EC) ran for re-election. Names of those elected to the EC appear in the staff box on page 11; more details next issue.