UVMers Hot For Teachers

Ratemyprofessor.com, founded in 1999, is a site where college students nationwide and in Canada can turn the tables and grade their professors in four categories: easiness, helpfulness, clarity, and most importantly, hotness. 23-year-old Patrick Nagle, one of the site’s CEOs, said that one goal of the site is to “enhance your college experience so you don’t end up taking classes that aren’t worthwhile.” On the flip side, Ratemyprofessor.com can also help you find classes that are worthwhile. Before you register for next semester’s courses, you can look up professors on Ratemyprofessor.com and learn about other students’ experiences, good or bad. You may even find some witty and even funny ratings, like “he will destroy you like an academic ninja” or “she hates you already.”Of course we (the book-worm, Bailey-Howe 3rd Floor inhabiting UVMers that we are) want to know how available a professor is outside of class and whether or not their class is going to change the way we think about life. But don’t you think, as a student of higher learning, that it is so much more important to know how attractive a professor is before you take his or her course? “What can I say, but I love having an excuse to stare at him for 50 minutes, three times a week. It’s the best part of waking up,” wrote one student about English professor Philip Baruth.”So so so so attractive, oh and the class was really informative and fun. But yeah… so attractive,” wrote another student about Tony Gierzynski of political science.Out of the 555 UVM professors that have been reviewed, 132 of them were awarded the red chili pepper – the symbol for full-blown professor hottness. That is approximately 24% — and most of these smokin’ professors are male.Is it just me, or does this statistic suggest that UVM’s hunnies are unsatisfied with the cookie-cutter UVM male lurking around every corner? Maybe UVM’s male professor population (even including the old and/or married ones) is more promising than the unexciting, unvaried, unattractive male student population.Either that, or the UVM ladies are simply hot for older men. You be the judge.With course registration coming up around the bend, Ratemyprofessor.com is a great way for students to read up on who’s who amongst UVM’s finest. But before you register for that “tall, dark and handsome” professor’s course, maybe it would be a good idea to walk past his office during his office hours and check out the goods for yourself.