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Students struggle with religious holiday norms

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Since transferring to the University of Minnesota this fall, Jordyn Schreiber has requested time off for religious activities twice without problems, despite making requests at short notice.  

However, the necessity of requesting time-off for holidays not included in the academic calendar — which provides automatic days off for some Christian observances — leaves many students feeling uneasy.

The University’s policies let students and faculty request time off from classes and work for religious observances. The policies prefer students to ask for time off “as soon as possible,” though it’s not required.  

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