I just went to check my mail (physical mail, that is), and found details of Caltech’s new graduate health initiative, “Mind and Body”, that’s just been released. Man, it’s pretty insane.
Apparently there’s been increasing concern about the health of grad students on campus, so they’re introducing three new programs:
- We’re required to register for one of the physical fitness courses that the undergrads currently do. They include everything from swimming to archery, so that shouldn’t be too bad.
- Everyone will be signed up to a “discussion group”, of 15 students moderated by someone from the councelling centre. They’ll meet every second week, for an hour, to dsiscuss “work-related issues” — whatever that might be.
- Diet. Yes, Caltech now cares what we eat. The pamphlet comes with a “diet review” form, covering what we eat for two weeks. One ticks off things like whether we eat fruit on a given day, how much soda we drink, and so on. Apparently it’s been put together by a Norwegian nutrition expert they’ve hired, April Olof.
Man, and I thought the REGIS system was getting strict.
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