But, if you play your cards right during the semester, you can get your professor interested, learn a little more about him or her, and start a relationship with an educated professional.The University of Connecticut, by a unanimous vote of the school's board of trustees last week, has decided that from now on sexual interactions between students and professors are prohibited. The UConn students aren’t in session to comment but, given that the prohibition comes after the revelation that a longtime music professor at the university was in the habit of “visiting freshmen dorms [and] providing drugs to students” it’s probably safe to say that no one is sincerely opposed to a policy adjustment—on campus or off.That is, this new rule seems completely uncontroversial, but it’s a very recent development.
And I think it's changed in a direction of sexual paranoia," Kipnis said.
"That's partly why I ended up writing this book — to talk about the other side of these new forms of protections, which is that they really invite accusations." Kipnis isn't advocating for professors to date students.
"We're working right now to create the best sexual assault policy that we can, and then there would be consideration about the necessity for ...
a policy that addresses professor and faculty and student relationships," said Sara-Jane Finlay, UBC's associate vice-president for equity and inclusion.
The university also makes good faith efforts to recruit, employ and promote qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.