A number of colleges and universities banned faculty-undergraduate dating or otherwise shored up their consensual relationship policies after the Education Department published a reminder letter about sexual harassment liability, in Other institutions had adopted such policies earlier. And while many involved in or affected by these decisions support them as preventing potential abuse, others remain critical of policing connections between consenting adults. Fear of legal liability and increasing acknowledgement of academic power structures changed that, leading institutions to adopt a mix of policies regarding these relationships.
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Institutions tend to either ban student-faculty dating altogether or where a supervisory relationship exists. The ages of the couple -- her, 25; him, 71 -- are unusually far apart. Princeton, like a growing number of institutions, has banned all student-faculty relationships, including for graduate students.
Also, "conflict of interest" is rampant in graduate classes. I took a grad class as an undergrad once, where the problems were so hard, the TA couldn't do them! But the TA got the answer key from the prof in advance, so a lot of the students in the class who were friends of the TA got hook-ups.