Petition Created to Challenge UAlbany's Holiday Removal Proposal

The University at Albany is considering removing some holidays from observance on the campus calendar.

The proposal would put the college on the same holiday schedule as the state government.

Among the removed holidays would be Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the Monday after Easter.

A petition posted on Change.org has received close to 900 signatures as of Sunday morning. A link to the petition can be found below.

The Days of Awe are considered High Holy Days, the most significant religious holidays in the Jewish Religion.

University officials point out that state law protects student's rights to not attend classes on those days, and that important exams would not be administered on those days.

Petition link: https://www.change.org/p/protect-suny-albany-tradition-of-support-to-jewish-students-c88bb297-6c14-4a5b-a7bf-41a8132d34b3

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