Too Fat to Graduate

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    Good idea?
     
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    Misleading title. In fact they can be as fat as they want, they were told of the requirement to EITHER lose weight or take a class. Nothing nefarious going on at all. They need to either take the class or accept they failed to meet that Colleges REQUIREMENTS for Graduation.

    Pretty simple concept.
     
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    Since when does higher education include a nutrition course or mandated weight loss?
     
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    I think it's ridiculous too. Some kind of social experiment. I agree with the sarge that if it's a requirement, they have every right to enforce it. But pulhleeez. What's next? Drug testing? Testing for STD's? If the point is to encourage a healthy lifestyle, then maybe they should ban TV.
     
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    They are after all a private College NO ONE is forced to attend that school. They knew the requirements 4 years ago when they CHOSE to attend. Why does my son have to take an English class for a certificate as an electrician? It serves him no good to know how to write Term papers in that field.

    He has a learning disability, he can not write those papers with out lots of time and help, something you do not get in college. So he lost his scholarship. It was a requirement of the school.

    Just as stupid. BUT each school establishes their criteria and informs new students of those requirements. Those students then get to chose to spend their money there or not. After 4 years they have no leg to stand on if they complain about the requirement.
     
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    You.re right. My son is complaining about the same requirement for Spanish. But we knew it going in.

    I just wonder how many of these kids are going to start throwing up just to get their diploma.
     
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    All they have to do is take the damn class.
     
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    Most colleges have some kind of 'fitness' or 'gym' requirement to graduate, don't they? Do people yell about that? They changed the curriculum to graduate and it's a private college. Don't like it? Don't attend that school.
     
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    You know how most kids gain the 'freshman 15'? My daughter lost weight last year and it's still off. Not that she was fat but she looks great now. She walks everywhere at school. It's a spread-out kind of campus and she gets a lot of walking in. She also hasn't been sick much at all, even though the flus, a bad respiratory bug and mono were all going around and particularly concentrated in a building she's in all the time. They also bombarded the school with hand sanitizers everywhere.
     

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