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Religious policy now holds students, faculty accountable
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Religious policy now holds students, faculty accountable

Changes have been made to the university’s holiday policy – now referred to as the Holy Day Policy – after a unanimous decision from the Faculty Senate in a meeting held Feb. 29. Prior to this meeting, the faculty manual had prohibited professors from administering exams on certain pre-defined holidays. However, many faculty members were…

Chabad petitions to cancel class on holidays
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Chabad petitions to cancel class on holidays

While school was in session last Thursday and Friday, many Jewish students chose not to attend as they observed Rosh Hashana, one of the most sacred days for the Jewish community. “We shouldn’t be forced to decide between going to class or practicing Judaism,” senior Daniel Namvar said. “It’s unfair.” UM’s Chabad organization, which acts…

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Staff editorial 10/3: Separation of church, school

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are Judaism’s High Holy Days, representing the Jewish new year and the time when Jews frequently attend religious services, abstain from certain forms of pleasure and fast. But instead of focusing on atoning for sins and beginning the year with a clean slate, Jewish students must continue to worry about…

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