Pennsylvania College Under Fire After Sending Emails

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A Pennsylvania college has stirred controversy on social media after it sent an email to students with elevated body mass indexes, advertising a fitness program.

Bryn Mawr College sent an email to students recently offering a “fitness program for students with elevated BMIs.” Spokesman Matt Gray says entry into the program was based on having an elevated BMI.

The emails drew criticism on social media from students and others who called it unethical and an invasion of privacy.

Dr. Kay Kerr, the director of the college health center, apologized to students in an email Friday.

Gray says this is the third time the program has been offered and the first time they’ve received complaints. Gray says the students’ health information came from the health center.

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