Newly-minted NYU PhD (and future Northwestern University professor) takes podium at NYU graduation to attack Israel

NYU Graduation Speaker Smears Trump, Israel
by Mikhael Smits
May 22, 2019

A graduation speaker at New York University called President Donald Trump a “fascist,” described Israel as an “apartheid” state, endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and praised Occupy Wall Street in a two-minute excerpt from his Monday speech. Speaking at the convocation ceremony for NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Steven William Thrasher praised his fellow doctoral graduates for their fight against the various perceived evils.”  READ MORE

THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN Journalist Steven Thrasher to join Medill as inaugural Daniel H. Renberg chair Thrasher, who has written about LGBTQ issues for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian and Buzzfeed, will join the University as the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg chair, a newly created position in which he will lead programming on LGBTQ issues and teach classes on similar subjects.

JEWISH JOURNAL NYU President ‘Shocked’ At Grad Speaker’s Anti-Semitic Tweets New York University (NYU) President Andrew Hamilton told the Journal that he was “shocked at NYU Doctoral Graduate and soon-to-be Northwestern University Professor Steven Thrasher’s recently unearthed anti-Semitic tweets and that Thrasher shouldn’t have spoken at the May 20 convocation ceremony.

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