Ramadan — a month-long holy period that requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sunset — falls during Finals this year, posing unique dining and academic challenges to students who must balance the obligations of religion and school.

With Ramadan Coinciding With Finals, Cornell’s Muslim Students Face Challenges

For the Muslim community at Cornell this year, this year’s final weeks will be more complicated than usual. For the first time in nearly a decade, Ramadan — a month-long holy period that requires adherents to avoid eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset — will coincide with the study period.

Omar Din '19, center, a representative on Student Assembly and member of the Convocation Committee, speaks in favor of the divestment resolution at a meeting on Thursday.

Student Assembly Votes Against Resolution on Divestment Movement

Student Assembly members voted Thursday to reject Resolution 36, which would “urge” Cornell to divest from companies “profiting from the occupation of Palestine and human rights violations.” The vote included 13 no, 14 yes and one abstention from S.A. members, as well as two votes by the community members that were against the resolution.