UAlbany will not give vacations for Easter, Passover in 2012-13, leaving rights groups furious
Next year’s academic calendar will not give students at the University at Albany vacation time to celebrate Easter and Passover, leaving religious leaders and rights groups angry at the school’s administration.
The school’s decision also led the Student Association (SA) to introduce a resolution to restore the holiday break.
Christine Bouchard, Vice President for Student Success, stated that the university’s decision to schedule classes during the religious holidays is a result of the Kegs and Eggs incident from St. Patrick’s Day 2011.
The university wants to protect its “relationship with the neighbors in the city of Albany” and Bouchard said the university will “honor those who take days off for religious reasons.”