Roger’s Rules

The Daily Dollop: favorite sentence from today's New York Times

Buried in a story about baby-boomer profs retiring:

In general, information on professors’ political and ideological leanings tends to be scarce.

Clearly, more research needs to be done: the Ford Foundation should fund a multi-year study to ascertain the “political and ideological leanings” of professors. That’s one of life’s great mysteries.

Update: Of it’s not that great a mystery. A reader points me to a story from The Washington Post which begins: “College faculties, long assumed to be a liberal bastion, lean further to the left than even the most conspiratorial conservatives might have imagined, a new study says.” Who knew?