The relationships that evolve within some situations in university study can lead to all sorts of faculty power v student submission. In graduate/post grad, often a student’s funding is based on admission to a group research team that reports to a mentor or adviser who uses those results as his/her own in publications. Those advisers control not just the means to tuition, but access to recommendations and contacts in the preferred areas of study. You can imagine the unscrupulous things that happen. And, when those things are reported higher up, it makes things very uncomfortable for the student. Enough that they are looked over for new fellowships.