But administrators, professors and students alike say that the issue of faculty-student dating is a complex one.
Some say that the unequal power in a relationship between a student and a faculty member -- particularly one who is in a position to grade or make recommendations about the student he or she is dating -- is inherently exploitative.
Teachers or students with questions about this policy are advised to consult with the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX school, or with the University-wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct.
Yet at the root of this queasy dynamic was genuine intellectual excitement.
His class set off a series of firecrackers in my understanding of books, ideas whose impact I can still recollect vividly.
However, they can also be intimidating, married, and, let’s be honest, old. They walk the fine line between equal and superior.
They’re students too, and often close in age, but they hold a degree of power over us, specifically when it comes to grades.