UW professors hold after-sunset finals for Muslims fasting during Ramadan

Students take their final for Introduction to Physiology at the University of Washington. Professor Bryan White held after-hour final exams for Muslim students observing Ramadan. (Bryan White/UW)Two other professors at the UW heard about White’s gesture and decided to do the same. One of them, Rania Hussein, is also Muslim.

White says that besides the food and the timing, students who feel they belong do better on tests.

“I’ll have my students chant, ‘I am meant to be in this Intro to Physiology,’” White said. “I know that’s corny, but … I want them to think, ‘this class really cares about each other.’seattletimes