My university does not have a policy on student/teacher relationships, which I think is somewhat scandalous given the number of undergraduate tarts on campus.
However, this liberal policy appears to work in my favor.
The new policy comes at a time when sex and gender issues — all the ways that people define themselves, their sexuality, their relationships, and how they interact with one another — are relentlessly discussed on college campuses.
Billie Dziech, a professor at the University of Cincinnati who has studied and written about relationships between professors and students, said policies about such relationships are evolving. “Institutions wouldn’t go near it, just wanted to avoid pushback from faculty. There are many institutions that have what I personally would describe as very weak policies. What Harvard and an increasingly long list of universities has done is to have prohibitionist policies.” Dziech said some policies have earned complaints from students who would say, “‘Oh, we’re grownups, we can choose with whom we have sex.'” She said Harvard’s decision was courageous.
This post is going to sound mopey, even though that’s not how I feel.
I’ve just occasionally been frustrated trying to explain to various people that dating in grad school is much different from dating in college.
Pratt and his attorney, Melissa Iyer Julian, declined to comment.
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