Clarion Masthead

December 2014

On the streets in midtown Manhattan, in local campus protests, and at the negotiating table, PSC members have been pushing hard for a new collective bargaining agreement.

An impressive membership drive by the PSC’s Graduate Center chapter signed up around 200 members in just a few weeks. Many of the chapter's new members are graduate assistants.

"Governance for a New Era," a new report published by the right-leaning American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) and endorsed by CUNY Board of Trustees Chair Benno Schmidt, argues that trustees should expand their control over many areas of faculty decision-making. The AAUP's Hank Reichman takes a critical look.

City College Chemistry Professor George John is working to develop a lithium-ion battery, a type commonly used in personal electronics, that is not made with toxic heavy metals. The key to this environmentally friendly alternative is a plant-based material that can function as a battery electrode.