Giving female graduates roses at graduation
Upon learning that female grads are to be presented with roses at graduation, I spoke to several female colleagues regarding their feelings. Honestly, we feel that this is patronizing; if the school wants to honor female grads, they could make a plaque with each woman's name on it, and see how the plaques grow over the years. Roses are a traditionally feminine and delicate object, and they do not even remotely represent the effort that ALL graduates put in here.
After contacting administration we have been told that the only roses that are given to women graduates happen at the SWE Continuum event, typically the Wednesday night before graduation. This is an event sponsored by SWE for graduating SWE members. Please contact us at minesUSG@gmail.com with further questions. Thanks!
How about nothing is 'awarded' instead. This is a non-issue.