Years ago, a perk of being a college professor was having unlimited access to young women. In some cases those relationships ended happily in marriage. In others, it went down in students' lives as just another experience - or a trauma. But all that took place under cover, no pun intended.
At elite Dartmouth, three psychology professors are being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct. They are Todd Heatherton, Bill Kelley, and Paul Whalen. Currently they are on paid leave but their access to campus has been restricted. Here are more details from Joshua Rhett Miller at the New York Post.
Therefore, Dartmouth joins the other elite institutions in being tentatively labeled as a school for scandal.
Given how difficult it is to land an academic position, one wonders why any professor would put that plum job at risk by violating the code of conduct regarding sexual relationships with students.
At my alma mater - Seton Hill, Greensburg, Pennsylvania - back in another era, the college chaplain Roman Catholic priest Christopher Fullman married the president of the student body Sally Conroy. They met at Seton Hill.
After Conroy graduated and Fullman left the priesthood they tied the knot.
Other professor/student marriages included Dick Mennen and Sally Spahn and Dennis Connolly and Lolly Orze.
Since it was still a world of Jane Austen, when females were socialized to marry, that marriages were viewed as blessed events.
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