Ban sex between lecturers and students?

“When Professor Istvan Pogany, 57, began a consensual relationship with one of his students at Britain’s University of Warwick, he did what many would consider ‘good practice’ and informed his line manager. But the student, who is in her 30s, then fell pregnant and her subsequent anguished decision to have an abortion led to lurid headlines that raised the question again whether intimate relationships between academics and students should be more strongly discouraged, or even prohibited. Warwick, like many other universities, has struggled with this highly complex issue for years and is continually seeking to improve its response …” (more)

[Paul Rigg, University World News, 25 January]

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