The Washington Post
February 5th, 2015
Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences now formally bans
sexual relationships between professors and undergraduate students.
not because they think there’s all kinds of professor-student dating on
campus: The professor who led the panel that wrote the policy said she
has never heard of it happening, in years of studying and teaching at
Harvard. The new policy is there just to clarify that it would not be
“We’re using this opportunity to reaffirm our priorities as
teachers,” said Alison Johnson, a Harvard history professor, “and to
imagine what we’re seeing when we’re looking at these students, and what
we’re not seeing. We’re not seeing potential romantic partners. We are
A small but growing number of colleges, including Yale and the University of Connecticut, now have written policies banning such relationships, Bloomberg reported.