Academia Is in Obama’s Corner

An analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics found that faculty and employees of colleges and universities gave more political campaign contributions to Barack Obama in June and July than employees of any other industry except for lawyers. In identifying the employers of Obama’s contributors, nine of the top 25 organizations whose employees gave the most money to Obama were universities. They were the University of California, Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, the University of Michigan, Georgetown, the University of Chicago, the University of Washington, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Since the campaign began, employees of Harvard University have contributed more than $407,000 to Obama.