Autumn 2009: Of Note
Video by Angela Hong 08C
Off to a fast start
Students begin school during Ramadan
Sareena Gillani 13C of Dalton, Georgia, faced a special challenge as she started college at Emory this fall: The beginning of the school year corresponded to the start of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month when Muslims fast during daylight hours. “It was a bit difficult for not only me but for a lot of us,” Gillani says. The Muslim Student Association, in association with the Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life, organized a breaking of the fast for first-year students and their parents.