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September 11, 2007

YALE'S DIVERSITY PROBLEM: From the Yale Daily News:

When it comes to the “money primary,” Yale employees favor Democratic presidential candidates over their Republican rivals — by a margin of 45 to one.

Federal Election Commission filings from the first two quarters of the year show that University faculty and staff have given $44,500 to Democratic presidential candidates — most often to Sen. Barack Obama — and just $1,000 to Republicans. . . . Charles Lockwood, the chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the only faculty member known to have contributed to Giuliani, joked that, “Most people in my department are slightly to the left of Joseph Stalin.”

For a university that's supposed to prize diversity, this looks like a monoculture to me, though this is far from a complete picture, since most people don't donate. Still, 45 to 1?

Other interesting tidbit:

Although she is an alumna of the school, Clinton has received no contributions from Yale Law School faculty, who have made donations to Bill Richardson and Obama. At Harvard, where he got his law degree, Obama has raised more than $100,000.

Why don't the Yale Law faculty like Hillary?

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