UAlbany Takes Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Others Off Calendar
The new changes coming to UAlbany has caused quite an uproar in the community. What do you think?
The University at Albany has announced that they will no longer be including certain holidays on their academic calendar. The Times Union is reporting that they will be taking certain holidays out to accommodate their growing summer and winter curriculum.
Rosh Hashanah, Easter Monday, and Yom Kippur will no longer be considered official campus holidays. They do say, though, that students and administrators will not be penalized if they take those days off. There was an online petition earlier and was under discussion for a few months but apparently they went through with the changes anyway.
Many argue that taking away these holidays from the calendar takes away the diversity the school had prided themselves on. UAlbany history teacher Nadieszda Kizenko said "Yet another step towards secular standardization, yet another taking away of the reminders of calendars that remind us of other, older rhythms" How do you feel about the new change?