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 January 31, 2015  Posted by  U.S., Youth & Schools

From the the-road-to-hell-and-all-that dept.:

Greta Iverson reports:

Bryn Mawr College is under fire for an email intended to promote personal health that ended up offending dozens of students who felt wrongfully targeted for their body type.

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In an apology email to the student body, officials with the school claim to have designed the program to assist students with indicators of “potential health risks.”

“I sincerely apologize to anyone who has been upset or offended by our communications, and I want to reassure the community that we will rethink our approaches and our assumptions moving forward,” read the apology email sent to students who were “eligible” for the Fitness O.W.L.S.

The program has been offered three times in the past, but this is the first time school officials received complaints, Gray said.

The students impacted by the email plan to protest the school for invading their privacy.

Read more on NBC.

What do you think? Is it a privacy intrusion or is the college just doing a Good and Permissible Thing? Or should they have asked students at enrollment whether they wanted to opt-in to offers of programs and services that might be of benefit to them? I tend to prefer that last strategy.

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