It's simply amazing that Tony Kushner, the horrid playwright who also scripted Steven Spielberg's Munich monstrosity (and may even work on a proposed biography of Lincoln for the same director) won't get an honorary degree from CUNY, after trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld had the guts to stand up and tell why. Kushner himself took it quite thin-skinned, and has told why they'd be better off keeping their distance from such an awful man.
Maybe even Spielberg could learn a lesson or two from this, but don't bet on it.
Update: tragically, this was a short-lived thing to admire, as the president of CUNY has reversed the decision. In that case, they really are a bunch of degrading types at that college.