Was the boss one a good ending? I thought the student one was tenuous at best. Why would a subpar student suddenly decide he wanted to steal his professor's research?
I haven't watched the other endings yet.
With that being said, the boss ending seemed to be plausible in the context of a dog-eat-dog hypercompetitive university department (ie. patents, Nobel Prizes, funding, etc ...). Though this would seem to more the territory of places like a Harvard, MIT, Stanford, etc ..., than a university in Hawaii.