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What our professors wish we knew: Professor Matthew Crain

A media studies professor, business professor, and philosophy professor walk into a bar… sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? Wrong. Everyone knows professors aren’t funny. In fact, they have no idea what we go through—that we have other classes, that our credits didn’t transfer, that we’re stuck here an extra semester. Oh, and […]

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Sexism runs rampant on Ratemyprofessors.com

Using an interactive tool with data derived from ratemyprofessors.com, the reviews describing male and female professors showed gender bias depending on the word searched. Benjamin Schmidt, assistant professor of history at Northeastern University, aggregated 14 million reviews from ratemyprofessors.com and created a search engine to see how words compared between professors depending on field and gender, concluding that […]

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Students Voice out Opinion on Professors

Queens College students have mixed feelings about lectures given by untenured and tenured faculty members. “I’ve enjoyed the classes I’ve had taught by graduate students because the structure of their syllabus seems more relevant and they are more relatable. They are not intimidating to approach,” Jessica Powell, a senior, said. Powell’s statement supports a recent […]

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Merit Pay: A look from all the angles

Within the CUNY system, professors do not always get what they give, but annually, critical decisions are made at Queens College’s college-wide Tenure and Promotion meeting, which took place between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. Instead of receiving merit pay — compensation designed to reward professors based on their professional performance and encourage teachers to […]

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