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Losing weight for college endowments

August 24th, 2010     by Julia Horel     Comments

A British pound is worth about a buck 50, but a Stephens College pound is worth $4,000. No, really. A health-conscious alumna from Oregon has agreed to donate $1 million to Stephens if faculty and staff lose a collective 250 pounds by Jan. 1. Oh, and if college President Dianne Lynch personally drops 25 pounds, the donor will give another $100,000.

Coerced weight loss for money? Really?

Manipulative?

Unfair?

Promoting a healthier lifestyle? Why tie it to weight loss and not to activity levels or fruit and veggie consumption, then?

Read the whole story here, and let us know what you think.

H/T to Michelle S.

Tags: body politics

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