University Mistakenly Thinks International Women’s Day Only Meant to Celebrate International Women

By Jane Samuels

The Rutgers Department of International Student Services mistakenly sent a memo to all of Rutgers celebrating International Women’s Day highlighting just the role of international women on campus.  “They thanked foreign women for adding to the diverse makeup of Rutgers’ female population while totally disregarding their domestic counterparts,” scoffed senior, Mara Greene.  The memo went on to say, “It’s days like today that remind us that the women who truly make this University stand out are the women from beyond our country’s borders.”  It does appear that the department in charge of International Students misunderstood the purpose of the day, which has been celebrated since 1908, to recognize the achievements of all women, not just those coming from foreign countries.

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