Many students know Rosh Hashanah as “that fabulous day they get off from school.” Some spend the day by sleeping in until 12 and binge-watching their favorite Netflix shows; however, Jewish students spend it very differently.
I was advised by a fellow writer at The Statesman to preface this argument by saying that half of my household growing up was Jewish, therefore giving myself some sort of religious immunity to any part of this article sounding racist. Sage advice I thought at first, but after some thought, I realized not only that this perpetuates the idea I am attempting to dispel, but also that the audience I am trying to reach here will find this offensive no matter what.
Last semester, Stony Brook University decided to join the University of Florida, New York University and an increasing number of other universities in no longer observing major religious holidays. Among…
Despite many complaints, Stony Brook University’s controversial new academic calendar, which will no longer observe religious holidays besides those that are federally mandated, will be in effect starting next fall.
In just about all categories by which diversity is measured, Stony Brook University is a diverse community. People of all different races and creeds study here, something the school and its students and professors value.