Skip to comments.No homework on Wiccan, Pagan holidays at University of Missouri?
Posted on 02/14/2013 4:16:00 PM PST by Zakeet
Students at University of Missouri don't need to cram for exams that fall on Wiccan and Pagan holidays, now that the school has put them on par with Christmas, Thanksgiving and Hanukah.
The universitys latest Guide to Religions: Major Holidays and Suggested Accommodations -- designed to help faculty know when and when not to schedule homework and exams -- lists eight Wiccan and Pagan holidays and events right alongside more mainstream occasions. It's all part of the school's effort to include everyone's beliefs, although some critics say listing every holiday associated with fringe belief systems is a bit much.
The first holiday on the list is the Hindu two-day festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, a god considered to be a warrior, hero, teacher and philosopher. During the observance, which occurs on Aug. 28 this year, Hindus are likely to forgo sleep in order to, among other things, sing traditional songs.
Avoid scheduling major academic deadlines on this day, since it is likely that students will be operating on very little sleep, the guide continues.
Other holidays like Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah and Easter are included in the guide of 43 holidays with varying degrees of suggested accommodations to be granted to students at the 34,000-student public university in Columbia.
It almost seems as though were looking for excuses for people to not have to take their commitments seriously, [Fox News contributor Tammy] Edwards told FoxNews.com. Its beyond political correctness; its almost like an excuse to do nothing. Its like societal nihilism, where nothing matters.
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Apparently, the Board of Curators of this once fine academic institution is completely devoid of adult supervision.
The students welcome any holidays with homework they can get regardless of affiliation...lol
The students welcome any holidays withOUT homework they can get regardless of affiliation...lol
Gee, didn't we just hear something very similar to this from Hillary?
Well, Hells Bells, tell them your religion requires prayer until 9:00am so no classes before that!
My Church of the Freedomist says there are 364 Holy Days every year
Remember this when considering where to spend your hard earned money educating the children God gave you.
You get what you pay for, but you may wish you hadn’t.
I remember as a child being jealous of all the Catholic kids who got off about Halloween because it was the eve of all saints day.
When Mr. RR and I went to Mizzou in the early 60’s, it had a reputation as one of the most conservative schools in the country.
This saddens me.