A cultural experiment created to promote awareness about the Islamic faith returned to CMU's campus this week.

The project, called "Hijab Week: An Experiment in Cultural Immersion," has been put together by students in the department of religion and philosophy, as well as the CMU Honors Program, for the second year in a row. Amanda Jaczkowski, Hijab Week coordinator and Clinton Township junior, said there are 25 students participating— the same amount as last year.

Students participating in Hijab Week adopt the wearing of the hijab, a headdress covering the hair and neck traditionally worn by Muslim women in daily life.  Some of the students also adopt other practices associated with holy living in Islam, such as modest dress and abstaining from alcohol.

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