And that's all, except I hope it's pretty in Heaven and smells like when the lilacs first come out on May nights in the Parc Monceau in Paris.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The subject of sex recurs, if with less solemnity, in the following communications. The council referred to in the first excerpt is, as indicated, the Faculty Council, the inner legislative body of the Harvard faculty.
Henry Rosovsky was, until 1984, the greatly able and respected dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the number two post in the Harvard administration. As here shown, no Harvard dean ever answers a letter without giving some indication of need for financial support, such as the endowment of a new academic chair. Dean Rosovsky's letter is published with his more than generous permission.
The council discussed various kinds of personal relationships between faculty members and students. Members of the council generally agreed that, in addition to the harassing behavior described below, certain other kinds of relationships are wrong whenever they take place within an instructional context.
Amorous relationships that might be appropriate in other circumstances are always wrong when they occur between any teacher or officer of the university and any student for whom he or she has a professional responsibility. Further, such relationships may have the effect of undermining the atmosphere of trust on which the educational process