Drexel University at all times retains the right to terminate any Professional Staff Member at any time for any lawful reason, or for no reason at all.
Neuroscientist Vittorio Gallese lived with labmate Alessandra Umiltà for 2 years before colleagues figured out they were a couple.
This policy was established to: (1) provide a safe and healthy environment for Student-Athletes so that they may reach their full potential as students and as athletes; and (2) to ensure that all Coaches and other Professional Staff Members in the Athletics Department adhere to ethical practices and do not develop inappropriate relationships with Student-Athletes, regardless of the students’ age or consent.
This policy applies to all eligible Faculty and Professional Staff Members in the Athletics Department, excluding any Professional Staff Member who is affiliated with a collective bargaining unit.
is defined as any individual having responsibility with the potential to affect the Student-Athlete’s participation in the athletics program, and includes the provision of direct services and benefits to the Student-Athlete, such as: training, health services, academic and student life program support, tutoring, counseling, eligibility determinations, program compliance, and control over the Student-Athlete’s team.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated in this policy, nothing herein is intended to alter the at-will status of any Professional Staff Member.
Similarly, the University is committed to the principle of protecting the integrity and objectivity of its staff members in the performance of their University duties.
For more information on their projects, see the personal pages of our Ph D-students.Apart from mutual understanding and moral support, a scientist couple can collaborate and help each other scientifically.But living a romance in the laboratory, as in any other workplace, is complicated.Umiltà is now an assistant professor, and Gallese is a full professor.There are many potential benefits to having your partner working in the same lab, department, or institution.