The University of Connecticut officially banned any romantic relationships between students and faculty Wednesday under their “Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Inappropriate Romantic Relationships.” While undergrad relationships with faculty are completely banned, graduate student romances are forbidden only when a faculty member is in a position of power over the student.
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Malik Taylor was the dean of the Business of Sports School, a high school in midtown Manhattan. But in May, he resigned after admitting to “inappropriate sexual relations” with four students. And that’s not all: Taylor confessed to sexually harassing students and asking one of them to purchase pot for him. Apparently, Taylor had been using the high school as a place to pick up chicks, propositioning students, commenting on and touching their bodies, and threatening them if they told authorities. Among his indiscretions: Keep reading »
College is a great place to explore new subject areas: Critical thinking, philosophy, dick sucking. What’s that? You college didn’t specialize in dick sucking? You must not have gone to Slippery Rock University, in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Because a professor there, Robert Ammon Jr., seemingly offered that as an option to one of his students. The dick-sucking incident goes back to a 2010 trip to Spain the sports management professor took with a bunch of students. Ammon was supposed to act as something of a chaperone to the 19 kids, but ended up drinking with them at a bar. First, he bragged that he’d had more than 100 partners. Then, when another student asked who his favorite student was, he pointed to one girl in the group and said that she’d be his favorite “if she sucked his dick.” Keep reading »
Don’t read this if you don’t want to cry. Police have found the body of Shaniya Davis, a 5-year-old in Fayetteville, North Carolina, who went missing last week after her mother sold her daughter’s body for sex trafficking. Shaniya’s mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, reported her daughter missing from their mobile home last week. But surveillance video allegedly showed Shaniya entering a hotel with a man named Mario Andrette McNeill, who has since been charged with first-degree kidnapping. Earlier today, police said “reliable information” led them to Shaniya’s body on land near a roadway by Sanford, NC. Davis has been charged with felony child abuse, prostitution and filing a false police report—and being the worst mother in the history of the world. We’re not particularly religious people, but when we hear stories about kids and sex abuse, especially ones like this, we get all sentimental. Here’s hoping there’s an angel somewhere who scooped this little girl up and gave her the life she’ll never get to live. [CNN] Keep reading »
- Tony Alamo, a 75-year-old evangelist preacher, has been sentenced to 175 years in prison for taking underage girls as “child brides” and molesting them. Alamo apparently threatened the girls with “the loss of their salvation.” [NY Daily News]
- Some pregnant women are forgoing the H1N1 vaccine, saying they are more comfortable with holistic approaches, like acupuncture, yoga and “obsessive hand washing,” to fend off the swine flu. [Chicago Tribune]
- An 18-year-old female student at Loyola University recanted an allegation made this morning that she was sexually assaulted after drinking with three men in her dorm room last night. Police said she was being evaluated at a local hospital. [ChicagoBreakingNews.com]—I wonder if she was copycatting the young woman who lied about a gang rape at Hofstra.