No surprise, then, that when researchers checked the voter registration of humanities and social-science instructors at 19 universities, they discovered a whopping political imbalance. The results, published in The American Enterprise in 2002, made it clear that for all the talk of diversity in higher education, ideological diversity in the modern college faculty is mostly nonexistent.
So, for example, at Cornell, of the 172 faculty members whose party affiliation was recorded, 166 were liberal (Democrats or Greens) and 6 were conservative (Republicans or Libertarians). At Stanford, the liberal-conservative ratio was 151-17. At San Diego State, it was 80-11. At SUNY Binghamton, 35-1. At UCLA, 141-9. At the University of Colorado-Boulder, 116-5. At the University of Texas-Austin, 94-15. Reflecting on these gross disparities, The American Enterprise's editor, Karl Zinsmeister, remarked: "Today's colleges and universities . . . do not, when it comes to political and cultural ideas, look like America."
Now, I've tried to assess the "liberalism" of Gallaudet University but I do not have the priviledge nor the knowledge on exactly what thoses instructors' political affiliation might be. I have the general feeling that they are mostly Liberals. Why would they not be? Gallaudet University is in the middle of Washington D.C. the home of where 90% of the voters who voted for John Kerry. I'll be hog swiggled if Gallaudet University turns out to be mostly conservative in the middle of the most liberal cities of America.
Anybody who is a student, staff or otherwise at Gallaudet University give me a buzz regarding the instructors' "state of mind" when it comes to politics. I think I've already got Professor Olson figured out. Took his class 15 years ago. Not exactly good when I was able to get a peep inside his head.