A few weeks ago, CCNY administration shut down the Morales/Shakur Center, a room in the NAC building where social change and political action groups held meetings and had space. The following week, students on campus mounted protests and the unrest received citywide media attention. The November issue of the Campus newsmagazine has several articles about the protests, and the student reports and photographers at the Campus online are providing ongoing coverage as the unrest continues.
The CCNY Campus Newsmgazine online was nominated for a Pacemaker Award by the Associated Collegiate Press. This is basically the “Oscars” of college media. We didn’t win the top prize, but were honored as a finalist for our two-part story of MCA student Bennett Bennett and how his family coped with Hurricane Sandy–and the campus organization created to help him. Campus editor Louis Oprisa and business manager Ashlee Schuppius went to the College Media Association national convention in New Orleans October 23-27 to collect our finalist plaque.