Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Religious Accommodation Makes Waves

Inside Higher Ed
November 9, 2010

Colleges strive to create welcoming, inclusive communities for students from every background. But a new effort at George Washington University has scores of critics and supporters abuzz with heated comments that continue to pour in on various blogs and news articles.
At the request of the university’s Muslim Students’ Association, George Washington began offering a once-weekly, female-only swim hour in March. But it only recently turned into an online debate over issues of religious and sexual discrimination and -- though not always explicitly -- racism, spurred by an article in the student newspaper, The GW Hatchet.

Full Story: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/11/09/swimming

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