Hey guys! I know I most likely made a post about this quite awhile ago on here, but I can't find it, so I'm going to repost about it. Plus given the fact that's still an ongoing problem and causing a TON of frustration makes it appropriate.
So in my original post, I related that I suspect one of my professors that I really look up to may be playing favorites. There were seven freshmen that came into the program I'm in this year (including myself). One of us, a girl, had already known this professor for more than 2 years before coming to the University. Well, within a semester, this girl had managed to make our whole department (both students AND professors) and her classmates in almost all of her outside classes hate her. She's VERY dramatic and always finding a way to get a reaction/attention from people. She'll do this by blowing things very out of proportion, crying, purposely overdosing on medication and making herself sick, giving herself physical injuries when people are around to see it happen, fake fainting spells, faking allergic reactions and claiming that her throat is closing up, even forcing herself to throw up when people are around to watch her do it. She's also very juvenile in maturity and has a problem with promiscuicity. If someone else earns a higher grade or ranking, she b****** about how the student that earned it was favored over her, claims that when she's not the center of attention she's being "ignored, abused, and neglected", has told outright lies and started nasty rumors about other people, and claims to have PTSD from a supposed "miscarriage" she had (that I could believe because of her promiscuicity). This girl has even cussed out/at several professors and has almost gotten arrested for different things such as underage drinking (the only reason the head waitress at the restaurant where it happened didn't call the police was because it would have gone back on the new server, who thought her fake id was real), car accidents/aggressive driving, etc. However, this girl has consistently placed one of the best in everything that she has tried for even though there are freshman who are clearly better than she is, and we all believe it is due to our professor's bias and the need to keep up her own ego about her "star pupil", and also not wanting to admit that she was wrong about this girl. It's frustrating because those of us that actually know we deserve recognition for what we do lose it to this girl because of our professor's preferential treatment. My only hope is that this girl continues to behave badly or even that it escalates with the hopes of making our professor look bad in some way so that she'll finally realize this girl is actually a hinderance to her reputation and cause her to want nothing to do with her. I would hate so much to transfer schools if nothing changes because I truly do love the program I'm enrolled in and have made so many friends since starting college, something I thought my anxiety would keep me from ever doing. Can anyone relate, and if so, is there anything that could be done to stop it from happening? I feel going to the head of the School of....or the Dean of the branch of college my program is in would be appropriate, but there is little proof that can be shown with this and I don't want to start any trouble between my professor and I since we do get along really well. Thanks for listening!