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Atlanta as a college town?

When you think of metro Atlanta, many things may come to mind. Capital of the New South, for example. Or worst place to be a Pepsi fan. “College town” probably isn’t on your list. But the area’s 6 million residents include more than 250,000 college students, according to the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education. Each year this quarter-million-strong cohort studies at one of the metro area’s fifty-seven colleges and universities.

Wellness Revolution

Spelman College discontinued its NCAA athletics and reallocated the budget to a Wellness Revolution program and gym upgrade that benefit all 2,100 students instead of just a few.

Losing sports for a few to gain fitness for all

Spelman College has opted to withdraw from NCAA intercollegiate athletics and spearhead a wellness program that focuses on healthy eating, fun physical activities, and personalized fitness goals.

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