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Tony Kushner Honorary Degree

A "We" Grows in Brooklyn: Another Fight for Free Speech

Danny Schechter | Posted 04.15.2013 | New York
Danny Schechter

Here we go again: Pro-Israel zealots in New York were threatening the funding of Brooklyn College.

Tony Kushner Interview: 'At First I Was Horrified'

The Guardian | Michael Billington | Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts

When Tony Kushner's honorary degree was vetoed over allegations that he was anti-Israel, there was an outcry. Here he talks for the first time about t...

Tony Kushner Gets Honorary Degree At New School

Posted 07.25.2011 | College

Tony Kushner received an honorary degree from The New School on Monday. DNA Info has more: Kushner received a degree from New School president...

Tony Kushner Gets Honorary Degree At New School

Posted 07.25.2011 | College

Tony Kushner received an honorary degree from The New School on Monday. DNA Info has more: Kushner received a degree from New School president...

An Open Letter to Tony Kushner

Dovid Efune | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York
Dovid Efune

It is clear that your objection to Wiesenfeld's comments were his perceived misrepresentations of your political positions. Upon scrutiny, I discovered that your statements are riddled with contradictions.

Playwright Tony Kushner Defends Criticism of Israel, Announces Plan To Accept CUNY Degree (Exclusive Interview)

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.10.2011 | Arts
Democracy Now!

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner announces he will accept an honorary degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, following a controversy that sparked national attention.

Awarding Honorary Degrees Sometimes Creates Dilemmas: Tony Kushner

Ed Koch | Posted 07.09.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

It was inappropriate to deny playwright Tony Kushner an honorary degree. Although, in my judgment, he is hostile to the State of Israel, he was not being honored by John Jay College for his views on Israel.

Lucas Kavner

Tony Kushner CUNY Controversy Continues: Trustees To Reconvene On Monday

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts

The chairman of the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees released a public statement today, calling for the board to reconsider its de...

CUNY Says Blocking Tony Kushner's Honorary Degree Was No Reflection On His Talent

AP | Posted 07.06.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- The trustees of the City University of New York say their decision to block an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner was not a refle...

CUNY Rescinds Request For Tony Kushner's Honorary Degree

Posted 07.04.2011 | College

Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner will not be receiving an honorary degree from the City University of New York this year due to his view...