Some 96 percent of faculty and staffers at the eight universities who donated wrote their checks to Obama, and at Brown University, just one professor contributed to Mitt Romney’s bid, according to a study by student political advocacy group Campus Reform. In all, the employees of the prestigious schools sent more than $1.2 million to President Obama and just $114,166 for Romney’s campaign — a ratio of more than 10-to-1.
I like this take, from Campus Reform’s press rep:
“These numbers represent more evidence that grand claims of diversity and tolerance on the American campus ring hollow,” said Josiah Ryan, a spokesman for Campus Reform. “It is impossible to believe that professors did not protect their financial investment in President Obama through campaigning in the classroom.”