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CUNY nixes Kushner honorary degree over anti-Israel statements


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/cuny_nixes_kushner_honorary_degree_over_anti-israel_statements_20110504

The City University of New York has voted not to honor playwright Tony Kushner with an honorary degree at its commencement after a board member objected, citing the Pulitzer Prize winner's anti-Israel statements. The New York Jewish Week reported that the request by CUNY's John Jay College to recognize Kushner was turned down at a board of trustees meeting Monday after board member Jeffrey Wiesenfeld objected. Kushner would have been eligible to speak at the graduation ceremony.

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