day : 07/12/2016 3 results

Finals on Saturdays cause conflict for sabbath-observant students

By Kaleena Dwyer For the Mitzpeh @kaleenadwyer   Final exams start next Wednesday and every year one of the exam days falls on a Saturday, which causes some Jewish students at this university to struggle with working around Shabbat. This university’s final exam guidelines allow students to reschedule exams for legitimate ...

Russian figure skating routine offensive to Holocaust

By Eliseé Browchuk For The Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Russian skaters shocked the world with offensive Holocaust-themed performance The famous Russian ice-skating pair, Tatiana Navka and Andrei Burkovsky, is raising eyebrows worldwide after their Holocaust-themed performance on reality television show, “Ice Age.” The routine was based ...

Christmas decorations on campus receive mixed views from Jewish students

By Alyson Kay For the Mitzpeh @AlysonLyn   At this university’s School of Public Policy in Van Munching Hall, a large green Christmas tree sits lit up and adorned with round ornaments near a framed picture of Testudo next to the main entrance. Garlands make their way up the railing and a wreath encircles the university plaque. ...