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  • The Tony Kushner flap: What does it say about the discourse on Israel in America?

    May 10, 2011 | 4:34 pm

    It was the latest dustup over what constitutes acceptable discourse in the American Jewish community when it comes to Israel.

    Except this time the battle wasn’t contained within the community, but began at a university board meeting and spilled over onto the front page of The New...

  • 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...

  • After Tony Kushner stumble, CUNY tries to dust itself off

    May 9, 2011 | 10:32 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    Having embarrassed themselves more than was absolutely necessary in the eyes of many New Yorkers, trustees of the City University of New York are gathering Monday evening to undo the damage.

    The issue is an honorary doctorate that a university campus, John Jay...

  • 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...

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  • 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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