(Just count the times this author uses the word “hero.”) Thus, the master/protégé dynamic cements power differentials that are simply too pronounced to create a healthy relationship, Not to mention the fact that grad-student/faculty relationships literally ruin careers: When a student and faculty member start sleeping together, rarely is it a well-kept secret; often, the student becomes a departmental pariah.Without support from fellow students (and, often, dismissed by the other professors in the department), many of these once-promising grad students wind up out of the discipline entirely.So why does it still happen (other than the fact that people enjoy having sex)?It happens because in many academic disciplines—such as, of course, philosophy, which already enjoys a reputation for misconduct—there is a tendency for beginning scholars to have “philosophical idols,” as explained to me by Meena Krishnamurthy, an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba.An edited list of potential matches may, indeed, be helpful in a place like Houston where it's easy to be overwhelmed by the number of people trying to find "the one." A 2016 United States Census Bureau report found that between July 2014 and July 2015, the Houston-The Woodlands-Surgarland areas saw "the largest gains (in population growth) of any metro areas in the nation." And the approach to target those who care about education and achievement may be smart one. In contrast, marriage and parenthood rank low: over half of Americans believe that marrying and having children are not very important in order to become an adult," read the report.It was the former half of the population Bradford hopes showed up at the Rosemont launch.
Because not only are these relationships almost always an unacceptable abuse of power, they also affect the dynamics of departments, entire fields, and the very act of academic mentorship altogether.Those already in the professional world were attorneys, teachers, engineers and start-up executives.Bradford and company boast that because they require access to each members' Facebook and Linkedin accounts they offer a better vetting system than other free sites (the site is "freemium," said Bradford, with extra goodies like seeing more profiles and getting same-day matches if one pays the 0 per year fee).The League threw their Austin party a few days before the Houston event and drew about 300 single Austinites.Other cities where The League is live, or soon to be, include Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia and Miami. Census survey called "The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016" said, "Most of today's Americans believe that educational and economic accomplishments are extremely important milestones of adulthood.