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Some Colleges Are Cracking Down on Student-Teacher Romances

It is a quintessential college story, the stuff of books, movies, and real-life marriages: the romance between the tweedy professor and the student.

But a rash of sexual harassment scandals at universities from coast to coast, part of the nationwide awakening underway in the MeToo era, has led many institutions to tighten rules around these relationships and has revived questions about whether such pairings can ever be consensual.