University to add Pagan holidays

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - August 18, 2011

They'll be listed along with other religious dates like Ramadan and Passover.

But school officials note only Christmas and Christmas Eve are paid university holidays.

A university spokeswoman says students may request schedule accommodations for their religious beliefs.

The Nashville school doesn't have an attendance policy and instead lets faculty determine whether to track absences.

The Tennessean newspaper first reported the pagan holidays on the Vanderbilt calendar.

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