Laura Kipnis, a professor in Northwestern's School of Communication, criticized her school's policy in a controversial essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education, arguing that the ban assumes that professors are predators, and also that these policies infantilize students.Her essay was met with outrage by some students, two of whom filed a Title IX suit against her, claiming Kipnis was retaliating against students at her school who had filed a complaint against a professor.They also said she created a "chilling effect" on students' ability to report sexual misconduct.The suits were eventually investigated and dismissed, and she responded with a second Chronicle of Higher Education article, responding to her critics and outlining what happened after the suits were filed.Professor of Classics and Art and Art History Greek and Roman Sculpture, Mythical Iconography, Mediterranean Archaeology. Bryant Hall 27, 662-915-1152 | [email protected] Professor of Classics Greek History, Biography, and Oratory; the Classical Tradition (Byzantine, Medieval, and Renaissance). This policy also proscribes conduct with respect to interpersonal relationships among faculty, staff, and students including improper relationships between students and employees and employment of related persons (anti-nepotism) and provides for disciplinary action for policy violations. DEFINITIONS 2.1 Amorous Relationship A relationship when two individuals voluntarily engage in a romantic partnership (i.e., dating, engaged, sexually intimate).
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