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Exam policy clarified (Sept. 1989)

Campus Jewish students are reminded of the University policy governing absences and the administration of examinations and tests on religious holidays. Under University policy, students are excused from absences which result from religious observances. Instructors must provide without penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and other ...

Better religious accommodations needed

Every year, there’s a plethora of Jewish holidays all squished together during the fall season. From Rosh Hashanah to Simchat Torah, Jews are busy observing the holidays by attending shul, fasting on Yom Kippur and more. Many Jewish students miss an excessive amount of classes because the Torah prohibits work on these holy days. The University ...

University professors, Jewish students hassle over holiday exemptions

By Eliana Block, for the Mitzpeh, @ElianaBlock When Noah Bar-Shain’s professor said missing his three-hour lecture for the final days of Passover was equivalent to missing a one-hour class three times, he quickly turned to Maryland Hillel. “Some students are religiously comfortable going to class on those holidays, but I personally, am ...