March 13, 2004

BLOOMED IN SYDNEY

Several Sydney students have failed to observe the customary 20-year waiting period:

Allegations that a senior academic had sex with his students in return for giving out better grades are being investigated by the University of Western Sydney.

Five students at the university claim they had sexual relations with the lecturer over a period of up to three months in exchange for "academic favours".

Maybe itís just part of the universityís restructured pay deal:

Academic staff at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) have held the first of a series of planned stop work meetings today to protest against the university's four year pay offer.

The National Tertiary Education Union says the 16 per cent pay rise over the next four years is not in line with what other universities are offering staff.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 13, 2004 12:11 PM
Comments

Maybe I'm the only one, but, I think a regular dose of college co-ed booty would beat a 16 percent raise any day!

And,it could be a big money saver for the school!

Posted by: rinardman at March 13, 2004 at 12:34 PM

Are you kidding me? Can they actually suspend someone based on just anonymous emails? Is there more in terms of evidence or witnesses than what the linked article indicates?

Posted by: MikeM at March 13, 2004 at 03:08 PM

What I don't get is, why are these people claiming to be victims? If they took the lecturer up on his offer of better grades for sex, the only victims are the other students whose grades suffered by comparison. Why are they complaining?

Of course, if the 'offer' was more along the lines of a threat to lower their grades below what they truly earned, then they are victims.

Posted by: parallel at March 13, 2004 at 09:37 PM

I can retire in another 16 months, but I will only be 48 years old. I was wondering what to do with all these extra years. Maybe I should head to Australia and get a job as a professor. Any numbers on how much booty a non-tenured professor gets? Should I ask Glenn?

Posted by: Diggs at March 14, 2004 at 08:51 AM

Problem Soving 1H:

Problem: The National Tertiary Education Union says the 16 per cent pay rise over the next four years is not in line with what other universities are offering staff.

Solution: Go somewhere else, then.

Simple! Next, please!

Posted by: Bob Bunnett at March 14, 2004 at 06:30 PM