- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I’m a professor, and although I’m not friends on facebook with my current students, I teach graduate students and I invite them to my house all the time. My professors did the same to me, and it was awesome – I learned a lot and I made new friends. They would invite us all over for thanksgiving or just for dinner because a lot of us were far from our families. I actually had one of my profs and his wife at my wedding because my husband and I because such good friends with them (and still are). Graduate students are supposed to be treated like collegues, I don’t see any issue with them being friends outside of school. The grad students I teach are also closer to my age than all the other faculty, and I live in a really small town where the university employs a good number of people, so it’s been a struggle to try and make friends outside of the univeristy. Undergrads… I bring them on climbing/hiking trips as a group, but that’s about it. Also, have spent more time with the undergrads at conferences and such.