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  • Tony Kushner to receive CUNY honorary degree after all

    May 10, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Trustees of the City University of New York approved an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner, reversing an earlier decision.

    The executive committee of the CUNY board of trustees voted Monday night to award Kushner an honorary doctorate during commencement ceremonies next...

  • Koch to CUNY: Boot trustee who attacked Kushner

    May 6, 2011 | 10:17 am

    Ed Koch call for the City University of New York to terminate its relationship with a trustee who engineered the denial of an honorary degree to Tony Kushner because of the playwright’s criticism of Israel.

    “I can’t think of a dumber academic action,” the former New York mayor and...

  • CUNY nixes Kushner honorary degree over anti-Israel statements

    May 4, 2011 | 10:30 am

    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...

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