Students Petition to Get Eid Off

BROOKLYN COLLEGE--With Eid al-Fitr this week, a Brooklyn College student created a petition calling for the CUNY administration to cancel classes in observance of the Muslim holiday, garnering over 13,000 signatures in one week. The petition demands that CUNY recognize Eid on their academic calendar and acknowledge the challenges Muslim students will face between celebrating their holiday and tending to their academics.

   “The fact that they didn’t account for Eid is a whole slap in the face,” Ridwan Waseef, a Hunter College student who signed the petition, told the Vanguard. “They could’ve at least given us one day off.”