PRO­FES­SOR MONEY

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“Demo­crat can­di­dates have been over­whelm­ingly suc­cess­ful at so­lic­it­ing po­lit­i­cal do­na­tions at uni­ver­si­ties na­tion­wide. Five out of six dol­lars do­nated to pres­i­den­tial cam­paigns from the top fifty na­tional uni­ver­si­ties have gone to Demo­crat can­di­dates,” re­ports James Mi­etus, an an­a­lyst for Cam­pus Re­form, a con­ser­va­tive watch­dog project from the Lead­er­ship In­sti­tute. “Over 1,200 fac­ulty, staff, and stu­dents at the top fifty uni­ver­si­ties as ranked by the U.S. News and World Re­port have made con­tri­bu­tions to pres­i­den­tial cam­paigns so far this elec­tion cy­cle. Fil­ings re­leased by the Fed­eral Elec­toral Com­mis­sion on Oc­to­ber 16 re­veal that to­gether, their do­na­tions amount to $1.3 mil­lion so far this elec­tion cy­cle,” Mr. Mi­etus says.

“Of that $1.3 mil­lion in po­lit­i­cal do­na­tions, over $1.1 mil­lion went to Demo­cratic can­di­dates. Hil­lary Clin­ton alone raised $917,591, or roughly 70 per­cent of the to­tal amount. Clin­ton has been per­form­ing par­tic­u­larly well among Ivy

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