Study: Students demand more from female professors

A recent study done by three professors at Eastern Washington University (EWU) suggests that female professors face a more demanding workload than male professors. The study reveals that female professors are subject to more special requests from students, such as allowing the submission of late assignments, improving grades or academic standing, and demands for extensions. The researchers conducted two studies in which the first one included surveying professors across the U.S., while the second study used fictitious female or male professors to test whether gender played a role in students making special favour requests. The study’s three lead authors, professors Amani El-Alayli, Ashley A. Hansen Brown, and Michelle Ceynar are all faculty members at EWU and claim that they have […]

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Sock ‘n’ Buskin puts on strong double bill

Sock ‘n’ Buskin has produced two more successful shows packaged as a double bill. Adult Entertainment and The Maids were captivating productions filled with sex, scandal, and fury. The Maids wasn’t a show that simply provided entertainment—it captured the audience by the throat, demanding our full attention. Hours after the show finished, I found myself working through the complicated plot, justifying and considering the actions of each character. It was dark, twisted, and at times, hard to watch. Despite its sinister themes, the cast did a great job at handling sensitive content, and the end result created a comfortable and familiar space within an otherwise risqué and provocative show. Solange (Katie McLean) was an intricate, believable character, performed naturally by […]

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Sock ‘n’ Buskin wows with Brothers Grimm

Sock ‘n’ Buskin’s The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon was a hilariously energetic production that left its audience out of breath. The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon was a satirical, dark and sarcastic take on the original Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The show did not follow one consecutive storyline but alternated between the warped tales of Cinderella (Emily Poulsen), Rapunzel (Sarah Ashton), Snow White (Megan Harvey), and The Frog Princess (Natalie Lopez). The stories were commentated by the quirky and equally engaging narrators (Keara Williams and Aaron Cooze). It is worth noting that the goal of this show was not to teleport us to a different dimension, but instead, to entertain in its own setting. This is not a show to go to if […]

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