CUNY to rescind decision withholding honor from Kushner over anti-Israel views

On Friday, the board of trustees of the City University of New York moved to reverse its earlier decision to not grant an honorary degree to playwright Tony Kushner over his views on Israel, the New York Times reported.

The New York Time report quoted CUNY board chairman Benno C. Schmidt Jr. as saying that he believed that the board had “made a mistake of principle, and not merely of policy” in the decision to withhold the degree.

According to the report, a meeting of the board’s executive committee, which has the power to change board decisions, has been scheduled for Monday.


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