05/25/2011 09:11 am ET | Updated Jul 25, 2011

Tony Kushner Gets Honorary Degree At New School

Tony Kushner received an honorary degree from The New School on Monday.

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Kushner received a degree from New School president David Van Zandt, who praised Kushner prior to the ceremony.

"Discussion and dissent are fundamental strands of New School DNA," Van Zandt said. "Tony Kushner is one of our nation's foremost public intellectuals; his presence at our commencement ceremony reflects the shared values of our university and of this graduating class."

Kushner's New School degree, comes in the wake of controversy over the receipt of Kushner's honorary degree from CUNY's College of Criminal Justice. Kushner was supposed to receive a degree from CUNY this year, but was denied by the board over his views on Israel.

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