As Alex Morse defends conduct, UMass policy ‘strongly discourages’ faculty-student relationships Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse during a press meeting on July 14, 2020. (Jeanette DeForge/Republican staff) AMHERST — for longer than one fourth century — and likely longer — there’s been debate that is ongoing the University of Massachusetts as well as on university campuses around the world concerning the propriety of intimate relationships between faculty and pupils. Congressional candidate and Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse is not the…