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  • Is the professor bossy or brilliant? Much depends on gender

    The New York Times - 02/06/2015

    Male professors are brilliant, awesome and knowledgeable. Women are bossy and annoying, and beautiful or ugly.

    These are a few of the results from a new interactive chart that was gaining notice on social media Friday. Benjamin Schmidt, a Northeastern University history professor, says he built the chart using data from 14 million student reviews on the Rate My Professors site. It allows you to search for any word to see how often it appeared in reviews and how it broke down by gender and department.

    The chart makes vivid unconscious biases. The implications go well beyond professors and college students, to anyone who gives or receives feedback or performance reviews.

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