Especially surprising, women weren't turned off when men interrupted them.
"It's often considered a sign of domination," Jurfasky says.
As more and more sexual harassment cases involving faculty members come to light, a significant share of them date back 10, 20 and even 30 years.
The last few months have seen a series of high-profile cases in which the accused professors are now senior in age as well as status, retired or even deceased.
In a prank dating back to 1960, UC Berkeley students painted blue footprints along Stanford’s Hoover Tower.
Following “The Play” in 1982, when the Stanford band prematurely rushed the field and the Cal football team still scored and won the Big Game, The Stanford Daily, Stanford’s student newspaper, printed thousands of fake copies of the Daily Cal with the headline “NCAA Awards Big Game to Stanford.” The UC Berkeley students behind the duck prank said in their email that they conducted the prank to express school spirit.
How do the Internet and social media technology affect our romantic lives?
Critics of the Internet’s effect on social life identify the overabundance of choice of potential partners online as a likely source of relationship instability.
While these so-called cold cases certainly pose practical challenges in terms of dwindling institutional memory and evidence, experts say institutions are often (if not always) eager to help right past wrongs -- and that they must. “To a certain extent, it’s not unlike debates about Confederate memorials showing up in states that have never really been forced to come to terms with what they’ve done.
“The deep question here is, ‘What is the purpose of making these allegations after so many years? It is wrong to say that people who were wronged by institutions in the past should simply let it go, with no acknowledgment of their suffering.” Issues of moral responsibility are arguably more relevant and important in an educational setting, and indeed academic institutions have grappled with these parallel issues of legacy, Dauber said.
As soon as I read it, I knew that was true," gushes anthropologist and advisor Helen Fisher, Ph D.
"I call this PGO: a penetrating glimpse of the obvious.
"We knew there are tons of self-help books on how to date and how people match," he says.