Posted by: 4pack | December 15, 2009

“Obesity In America”: Lincoln University (Oxford, PA) Seniors Refuse To Honor “Obesity” Requirements Of A BMI Below 30 In Order To Graduate

 THE REFUSAL OF THESE STUDENTS TO REDUCE THEIR BMI FROM “OBESE” LEVELS ABOVE 30 TO UNDER 30 BEFORE GRADUATION  SPEAKS “VOLUMES” ABOUT THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC…FROM OBESITY BEING VIEWED AS A DISEASE TO THE OBESE WANTING “DISABLED” STATUS….WE NEED TO HAVE THE DEBATE OUT IN THE OPEN AND THE PLAYERS TO DISCLOSE THEIR POSITIONS…AND THE OBESE WILL CONTINUE TO PREFER THE “COUCH” POSITION AND WILL REFUSE TO CONTROL EATING HABITS AND TO INCREASE EXERCISE ACTIVITY…LOOK FOR QUICK FIX DRUGS AND SURGICAL PROCEDURES TO BE THE CHOICE OF THIS GROUP…. 

The powers that be at Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania are taking a proactive approach toward the obesity rate on campus. But, one group of students claims the approach actually penalizes overweight undergrads.

Some 25 seniors may not graduate next spring because they’ve been obese since they arrived as freshmen. They’ve all maintained a body mass index of 30 or higher and have shown no signs of making an effort toward losing weight.

These students all arrived at Lincoln University in fall 2006. They belonged to the first class at this college that was required to have a BMI below 30 to graduate, or at least take a one-semester course called “Fitness for Life,” which includes exercise and nutrition tips.  The students in question reportedly have done neither during their years on campus, and they’ve been notified of this.

Some students at Lincoln University are protesting this policy, seeing it as a violation of personal rights. But James DeBoy, chair of the university’s physical education department, defends the policy, saying that if college students benefit by graduating with a sound mind, they should also have a sound body.

http://www.weightlosssurgerychannel.com/breaking-wls-news/lincoln-university-students-penalized-for-obesity.html/

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  1. Wow, that is amazing. At first I was upset about the fact that the University did not allow them to graduate because the students were obese. But after I saw the video I got to tell you, I think it is fair. They could have taken the class named “fit for life” and graduate in the 4 years. I could imagine that they can still take it and then graduate, but they do not want to.

    Sounds fair enough. Thank you for your post.

  2. Are you sure your talking about Lincoln University and not the University of Beijing? This is yet another shinning example of “feel good” social engineering brought to you by our Moonbats in government and their sycophants in academia. Students PAY to attend LU to study the disciplines they have chosen for a career path in their lives. In denying graduation to students that have met academic requirements, LU exposes itself to liabilities including refunding tuition paid and consequential damages arising from loss of oportunities dependant on graduation. They may also be running afoul of HIPPA laws. If the “buffoons that be” at LU’s draconian command and control place the value of BMI above GPA in pursuit of social utopia, they should consider reopening as Tony’s Downtown Gym…. in downtown Beijing.


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