Adjunct professor dating student
My friends were polarized — they thought the relationship was either charming or revolting. I had made the choice to make a grown man in a position of power shake with desire. In the film, Woody Allen plays his typical pervy-uncle trope, twice-divorced, in the midst of dating a year-old. Watching that film that night with professor, I realized my role as a time-wasting toy, the fun tonic for revitalizing the jaded, irresponsible prof.
One night postcoital, professor and I were eating roasted nuts and drinking red wine naked in his bed.
Many of the country's premier universities, including Yale and the University of California, prohibit faculty-student romance, with the penalty of possible termination for faculty who violate the policy.
Universities, in contrast, generally present the policies as an attempt to prevent status abuse, he said.
I think the unspoken motivation is the concern that romance gone awry will lead to costly civil litigation.
To cut out that possibility, universities prohibit the relationship in the first place.
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