(Chris Hedges wrote the foreword for Acts of War: Iraq and Afghanistan in Seven Plays from Northwestern University Press—Bob coedited the anthology with Karen Malpede and Michael Messina– plays include those by Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo, Bill Cain, David Hare, Karen Malpede, Simon Stephens, Lydia Stryk, and Naomi Wallace.

The following article, from The New York Times, 5/10, is by Lisa W. Foderaro and Winnie Hu.)

The day after City University of New York trustees approved an honorary degree for the playwright Tony Kushner, pressure continued to mount on Tuesday for the resignation or removal of the trustee who had raised concerns about Mr. Kushner’s views on Israel.

The CUNY faculty union renewed its calls for the trustee, Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld, to step down, while CUNY officials said they had received dozens of e-mails — including some form letters — demanding his removal.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/11/nyregion/pressure-mounts-against-cuny-trustee-who-opposed-kushner.html?_r=1&hp

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