January 09, 2004


New York blogger Spartacus follows the money:

Thanks to the Federal Elections Commission's database of individual political contributions over $200, however, it is possible to fairly easily measure the distribution of staff and faculty political contributions at major universities. Yesterday I did a quick and dirty analysis of four universities' staff and faculty contributions to the 2004 federal election cycle (as reported to the FEC) during the first nine months of 2003 (the most recent period available). For this analysis, I looked at the three most prestigious Ivy League schools (Harvard, Yale and Stanford) and a more or less randomly selected state university (the University of Tennessee, where Glenn Reynolds -- better known as Instapundit -- teaches constitutional, administrative and internet law). The results were, well, predictable.

But very interesting.

Posted by Tim Blair at January 9, 2004 10:35 AM

No wonder they argued about Florida. Bush stole more than the election, he stole their money. Give 'til it hurts, Lefties. It's only after-tax dollars.

Posted by: ilibcc at January 9, 2004 at 11:11 AM

Further research would reveal that Stanford is not in the Ivy League.
But if you want to know which Ivy League School is right for you, take this quiz http://quizilla.com/users/coolhound/quizzes/Which%20Ivy%20League%20University%20is%20right%20for%20YOU%3F/

That doesn't change the results of the quick research.

Posted by: Mike Pearson at January 9, 2004 at 11:47 AM

Bah! All this proves is that we hegemonic Right Wing Death Beasts are also cheapskates!

Posted by: Ken Summers at January 9, 2004 at 02:29 PM

"prestigious Ivy League schools" is an oxymoron.

Posted by: perfectsense at January 9, 2004 at 03:28 PM