An undergraduate woman at the University of Minnesota writes a column in the campus newspaper.

… [W]e were supposed to be working on a group project, but instead, we decided to get drunk. Inevitably, drunk classmate girl talk leads to the question of whether we find our professor hot. Prudence’s response was something along the lines of, “Well, I find MY professor to be hot.” When we asked her exactly what she meant with that kind of emphasis on ownership, she proceeded to unveil every girl’s college fantasy:

“I’ve known him, my professor boyfriend, since I started working in his department about two years ago. I never took a class under him, but he always flirted with me…I blew him off mostly, but a couple of months ago he asked me out to dinner. We have had many, many discussions about whether or not it’s okay to pursue this, but so far it’s working out well enough. We just have to be discreet about it.” Before I could even get the question out of my mouth, Prudence added, “And yes, I call him ‘professor’ in bed.”

My classmates and I were awestruck by her academic prowess, but it did cross our minds that he could just be a hairy old man. A couple of Facebook clicks later, however, and Prudence proved us wrong. He is, in fact, a gorgeous specimen – perhaps heightened by the fact that he is not opposed to scandalous romance. (As a side note: the fact that we now have the ability to friend our professors on Facebook to learn more about their personal lives, sift through their photos, etc. makes this dating scene even more hot to handle.)

“It is highly likely that us professors are attracted to our students,” Prudence’s professor said when asked for comment….

There it is. US professors????

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UD thanks Bill for the link.

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6 Responses to “An absolute scandal.”

  1. theprofessor Says:

    Why do I have the feeling that Ashley Dresser is the pseudonym of some caddish classroom Cassanova?

  2. Polish Peter Says:

    "I never took a class under him," she says. Oh yes, she did.

  3. jeff Says:

    Is your outrage at the use of "us" in the objective case when it clearly should be be "we" (the subject)? Or that he sees "professors" as some clique or centralized group?

    It isn’t the sex: having read UD for some time now, I *think* i recall a post (or two) about your own love affairs with un-named professors as a youngin’, no?

  4. Cassandra Says:

    jeff, I smell SOS in UD’s expression of offense.

  5. Adam Says:

    I think she meant to call this post "An Absolut Scandal."

  6. theprofessor Says:

    The guy was just trying to get SOS’ attention with the "us" before putting the moves on her.

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