EMAILS TO WRITE TO: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; DRHMORALES@msn.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Sandi.Cooper@csi.cuny.edu; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Jay.Hershenson@mail.cuny.edu Articles http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/05/nyregion/cuny‐blocks‐honor‐for‐tony‐kushner.html?_r=1 http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/05/04/tony_kushner_cuny_israel/index.html http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/05/05/cuny_board_blocks_john_jay_college_from_awardi ng_honorary_doctorate_to_tony_kushner#Comments http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new_york/cuny_board_nixes_honorary_degree_playwright_ton y_kushner JOBS LBN: The number of Americans filing for jobless aid rose to an eight‐month high last week and productivity growth slowed in the first quarter, clouding the outlook for an economy that is struggling to gain speed. While the surprise jump in initial claims for unemployment benefits was attributed to factors ranging from spring break layoffs to the introduction of an emergency benefits program, economists said it corroborated reports this week indicating a loss of momentum in job creation. Austerity push hurting president’s electoral coalition. National Journal’s Ron Brownstein: “…many liberal strategists fear that Obama could win this battle and lose the war in 2012. These critics argue that the tactical benefits of embracing greater deficit reduction come at a high cost … ‘You are really conceding whatever the growth we have is the growth you are going to run with—and maybe even a little less, because you are going to start cutting spending,’ says veteran liberal activist Robert Borosage, codirector of the Campaign for America’s Future … that means Obama is consigning himself to relatively high levels of unemployment in 2012. The risk is especially great among the groups that Obama most needs to mobilize. In the latest federal figures, unemployment stood at 15.5 percent among African–Americans, 13.4 percent among young people, and 11.9 percent among Latinos.” FRIDAY: JOB FIGURES: WP: The nation added 244,000 jobs during April, the third straight month of hiring gains, the Labor Department reported Friday. The U.S. unemployment rate ticked up to nine percent.
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Published on Jun 22, 2011