NY Times: After Reversal, Honor Is Likely for Kushner

Here, the opening paragraphs of today’s NY Times article on CUNY’s reversal in re Tony Kushner (you can read the full article here): After Reversal, Honor Is Likely for Kushner By WINNIE HU Published: May 6, 2011 Under mounting pressure, the City University of New York board of trustees moved on Friday to reverse its decision earlier this week to withhold an honorary degree from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner because of one … Read more NY Times: After Reversal, Honor Is Likely for Kushner

Tony Kushner’s Response

Tony Kushner c/o Heat & Light Co., Inc. 119 West 72nd Street #193 New York, NY 10023   The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York 535 East 80th Street New York, NY 10075 cc: President Jeremy Travis The faculty and students of John Jay College of Criminal Justice 899 Tenth Avenue New York, NY, 10019 May 4, 2011 To Chairperson Benno Schmidt and the Board … Read more Tony Kushner’s Response

CUNY nixes Kushner honorary degree over anti-Israel statements

Tony Kushner This was brought to my attention by Marilyn Hacker’s watchful eye in Paris, & comes from the JTA website, here. A more detailed article can be found on the site of The Jewish Week, here. May 4, 2011 (JTA) — 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 … Read more CUNY nixes Kushner honorary degree over anti-Israel statements