University of Connecticut trustees have approved a new policy banning romantic relationships between faculty members and undergraduate students.

It tightens the previous policy,  which strongly discouraged such relationships.

UConn officials say it was a concidence that the new policy was approved at the first trustees meeting after the public learned about accusations against professor Robert Miller.  The music professor was recently accused of sexually abusing children, and having sex with students. Police are investigating, and UConn’s General Counsel Richard Orr says a personel investigation and a Title IX investigation are underway.

The University posted the new policy,  and President Susan Herbst issued a letter to the university community.


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