Regarding issues of sexual misconduct

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How should I deal with being harassed by my supervisor in a non-work situation?

I'm a female student in some huge and popular university in my country. I have a supervisor who is much older then me. He is a very respected person in our community. We worked together a lot, it ...
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Teaching a student (as a TA) when there is flirting, etc. and mutual interest

I am a graduate student with an assistantship. I met an undergraduate and we hit it off (talking about sex, but not sex with each other). But now I assist a class with her (and I'm not good at hiding ...
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How to create an environment in which students can report teacher-student sexual harassment?

I teach physics at a community college in California. A series of female students have told me about sexual harassment by the same tenured male math instructor. Two such incidents went like this. one ...
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What leverage do universities have over sexual violence in fraternities?

Rolling Stone recently reported a horrific preplanned gang rape at a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia, with the victim's "friends" telling her afterward not to report the ...
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How will expulsion for physical abuse and sexual misconduct affect a student's future educational career?

I recently had a university student (my ex) expelled from my undergrad university when he was found responsible for physical abuse and sexual misconduct. How would this expulsion affect his future ...
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What physical contact, if any, is acceptable between a supervisor and a student?

I was rather surprised that in this answer which suggests that a supervisor giving a side-hug to a research assistant is acceptable behaviour. I try and limit the physical contact with my students/...
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How to deal with an advisor who wants a “friendlier” relationship with me than I do?

I work as an assistant at a university in Australia. I joined the team consisting of my current advisor and his two PhD students. The other group members are men and they have a co-worker-like ...
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How should administration punish sexual abuse/trade for grade?

It happens that some students offer sex for grade. Just considering the fact that popularity of this strategy can strongly weaken the quality of education, administrators should take some actions to ...
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Appropriate response to sexual misconduct 'joke' made against an academic

This happened quite recently to a friend and colleague of mine. Another colleague made an off-hand 'joke' about a friend (an academic) potentially behaving inappropriately with his students. This ...
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How to deal with sexual advances from students

One of my students is an escort/stripper and she has offered me (and other faculty in my department) her "services". I am pretty sure my initial reaction of "thanks for letting me know, now can you ...