UW-Madison Campus

UW faces backlash for scheduling first day of school on Jewish holiday

Blank says first day of school cannot be moved, but reschedules convocation, other first day events to better accommodate the holiday

UW-Madison Campus

UW System academic calendar conflict with Rosh Hashanah speaks to larger institutional problems

Classes on six UW System campuses start Sept. 7 or 8, while Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of Sept. 6, ends sundown Sept. 8.

Column

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? Respecting all holidays is important this winter season

Recent declarations of a "War on Christmas" trivialize experiences of religious minorities, reveal privilege among Christians

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: If UW cares about indigenous students, it must denounce TMT project, defend Mauna Kea

As a founding member of AURA, UW is in a uniquely powerful position to speak up for preservation of sacred indigenous land

Column

Social media is ablaze about Notre Dame — but silent about destruction of mosques, black churches

Failure to give appropriate attention to destruction of other religious sites emblematic of extreme, pervasive white supremacy

Column

Religious observance should not be inconvenience for non-Christian students

UW's Christian-centered calendar forces students of other faiths to choose between academics, religious observance

UW-Madison Campus

Madison-area faith leaders, social justice activists discuss place of religion in law

Groups disagreed on religion's role in government

UW-Madison Campus

Transcript: The Badger Herald sits down with Chancellor Rebecca Blank

Blank discusses free speech, campus safety, campus climate, religious diversity, Foxconn

Point-counterpoint

Point Counterpoint: Freedom of religion includes freedom for conservative business owners

Tolerance must be extended to those who hold their businesses to ethical standards established by their higher power

Column

Religious freedom for some means oppression for others

Separation of church and state cornerstone of American democracy, protects religious minorities

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