Shorter winter break has some UC students fuming

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Updated: 2/03/2014 5:56 pm

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A change to the academic calendar at some University of California campuses to accommodate religious holidays is not sitting well with some students.

According to newspaper reports, an online petition against the change posted by a University of California, Davis student has garnered more than 27,000 signatures so far.

At issue is a UC policy requiring that no move-in day conflict with a major religious holiday. The Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashanah, falls at the end of September this year. As a result, UC campuses on the quarter system have delayed the start of the fall quarter until Sept. 29.

That, however, means students will have a shorter winter break — two weeks instead of three weeks.

Petition supporters say two weeks is too short. University officials say they cannot change the calendar.

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