ADMIRE BUT NEVER TOUCH.
I have to admit that I have not seen the written word relating to this matter. I did spend two or three hours scouring newspapers this morning, obviously not the specific one that this issue emanates from.
A Chancellor of a private university is said to have waxed lyrical about how male tutors should conduct their flights of fancy and their urges in relation to the curvaceous, nubile, female student population. In brief, they should admire, fantasise, but never touch.
This man has been exceptionally naive to have got himself into a position where he can be ridiculed and taken to task for the frivolous manner in which he is said to have couched his thoughts. Universities these days, cannot afford to risk being compromised, nor can they risk their academic reputations.
On the other hand, could this very senior academic have opened up a can of worms, leading to more open discussion of taboo subject matter?
That said, one prominent married academic from one of the leading establishments in the UK, was incontrovertibly linked with a female student and lost his post. However, another university with a quite a prestigious reputation snapped up his expertise in his area of study (not in student relations) and the academic's career continues.