Hitting on a subordinate is unethical. It should never occur. It must be banned, and it is. The modern Princeton community consists of exceedingly talented, diverse, and attractive individuals. It abounds with opportunities to establish long-term partnerships. A categorical ban on relations between graduate students and faculty, as seems to have been voted on April 1, is rather like banishing springtime. And it invites mischief.
In Response to: Relationship Rules