More Professorial Misconduct
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Chair John Darnell resigned as chair and agreed to a one-year suspension from the Yale faculty after engaging in several violations of University policy, including maintaining an intimate relationship with a student under his direct supervision, Darnell said in an email sent to the department Tuesday afternoon.
Darnell’s other violations consisted of participating in the review of a faculty member with whom he had an intimate relationship and using his leadership role in Egyptology to cover up his illicit behavior, he wrote in his Tuesday email. Such actions are prohibited by the Yale University Faculty Handbook, which states that professors must avoid sexual relationships with students over whom they have “direct pedagogical or supervisory responsibilities.”
Good grief. Can’t anyone in a position of authority control themselves? Absurd perversity knows no boundaries and the quest for sexual conquests is as common in the Ivy League as it is in the slum. Sadly do you know what the worst part is? That this isn’t even surprising. Indeed, it’s almost to be expected.