University of California refuses to divulge syllabi of goddess Kali course: Hindus upset

“Elite” public research institution—University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)—has refused to publicly disclose what it teaches in its course “Dark Goddesses/Black Madonnas”, which includes a section about Hindu goddess Kali. In an email response to the request of distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed for curriculum/syllabus of this course, Monica Dussert of UCSB’s Public Record Office, […]

Hindus upset over University of California not disclosing syllabus of goddess Kali course

Hindus are upset over “elite” public research institution—University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)—for refusing to publicly divulge what it teaches in its course “Dark Goddesses/Black Madonnas”, which includes a section about Hindu goddess Kali. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who unsuccessfully wrote to various UCSB officials requesting detailed curriculum of the course, in a statement […]

Harvard teaching Ramayana & Mahabharata

Hindu epics Mahabharata and Ramayana will be taught in the upcoming Fall semester at Harvard University (HU), one of the world’s top and United States’ oldest institution of higher education established in 1636. These great Sanskrit epics will be focus of the graduate level “Indian Religions Through Their Narrative Literatures: The Epics” class taught by […]

University of N. Dakota Meditation Center razed–Meditation community sad

University of North Dakota (UND) meditation community was very sad when they saw Lotus Meditation Center (LMC), where they had been meditating for about 20 years, had been taken down and debris being removed when some of them entered the campus today, reports suggest. It was difficult for them to comprehend that while many universities […]

“Hindu Center” sought at New York University

Hindus are urging for a designated “Hindu Center” at New York University (NYU), an influential research university founded in 1831 and headquartered in Manhattan. NYU already has a “Catholic Center”, “Islamic Center” and “Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life”; which hold various worship/prayer services, community/social activities, festivals/events, religious education programs, etc. “Catholic Center”, which organizes […]

University of Missouri to celebrate Hindu Holy Days

Hindus have commended prestigious University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) for recommending academic and other accommodations to its faculty, staff and student leaders regarding Hindu students and staff observing six religious days. The Hindu holidays suggesting accommodations listed on Mizzou’s calendar are: Krishna Janmashtami, Navratri, Diwali, Holi, Vaisakhi and Raksha Bandhan. “…information about recommended academic and food […]

Hindu prayer room in Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA

Mount Holyoke College, highly selective residential research college for women in South Hadley (Massachusetts, USA), reportedly has a “Hindu prayer room”. Located in Eliot House, this “Hindu prayer room” reportedly includes images of Vishnu, Ganesha, Krishna and Saraswati, and offers puja, chanting and dinner each Thursday evening. College’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life supports […]

Hindu Prayer Room in University of Chicago, USA

The prestigious University of Chicago in USA has a dedicated “Hindu Prayer Room”. Located in Rockefeller Chapel, this “Hindu Prayer Room” in Room 021 is accessible to any member of University community from seven am to 11 pm. Hindu students reportedly say daily prayers in this room. Yoga takes place every Tuesday evening in Chancel […]