University of Connecticut bans faculty-student relationships

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

The University of Connecticut's first ever prohibition against romantic relationships between faculty and undergraduate students won quick and unanimous adoption Wednesday by the board of trustees.

The adoption of the new policy came shortly after an update on the investigation by the university and law enforcement authorities of alleged sexual misconduct by professor Robert Miller, a music professor now barred from campus.

University Associate Vice President Elizabeth Conklin said the new policy "enhances clarity" for managers about misconduct that they need to report.

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