The policy doesn’t ban these relationships outright but says that romances “between employees in which one has direct or indirect authority over the other are always potentially problematic.Affairs between professors and graduate students aren’t usually advised, even when they’re not expressly prohibited.Me [31/F] with my husband [35/M] and his best friends [31/Ms] - we were all a tight group till the other 2 got married - I'm now one of the 'wives' and not the 'boys'. Resignation and litigation at Stanford point to complications when an administrator has a relationship with a faculty member in his or her unit, but few colleges have formal policies about such situations.
(Just count the times this author uses the word “hero.”) Thus, the master/protégé dynamic cements power differentials that are simply too pronounced to create a healthy relationship, Not to mention the fact that grad-student/faculty relationships literally ruin careers: When a student and faculty member start sleeping together, rarely is it a well-kept secret; often, the student becomes a departmental pariah.Many schools look down on professor/student dating because of these reasons. Even in an age when the feminists apparently control everything, it seems that the practice of older (usually male) scholars sleeping with much younger (usually female) graduate students is alive and …For despite the handful of happy families that result from professor/grad student couplings, the practice has an overwhelmingly deleterious effect on the academic community.It’s not just a matter of two consenting adults’ hearts wanting what they want.
He denies the harassment claims, but admits to the affair.