Oct

24

Columbia Ranks Third Among University Donations to McCain

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As the fundraising for the presidential campaign wraps up, the Chronicle of Higher Education has compiled a total of all donations from “professors, college administrators, and other educators,” and has found that Columbia actually ranks higher among institutions donating to McCain than ones donating to Obama.

In fairness, this is only a shocking stat before one compares the actual amounts given: $267,000 to Obama (5th behind University of California, Harvard, Stanford, and UChicago) compared with only $35,000 to McCain (behind only Cal and Harvard). To the surprise of no one, as the Chronicle puts it in their headline, “Donors From Academe Favor Obama by a Wide Margin.” Of all institutions in New York, Columbia accounts for just over 1/3rd of McCain donations, and just above 20% of Obama donations.

Want to do your own finance sleuthing? Go to OpenSecrets.org.

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7 Comments

  1. Californian  

    University of California is a system of 10 universities. Cal is UC Berkeley, which one do you mean?

  2. i bet  

    the $35 comes from the B-school - Hubbard and the like.

  3. Another Californian  

    It's University of California for both, if you go look at the article you can see that. But cut Bwog some slack, it's hard to know the nuances of the UC system when you aren't actually from California.

  4. Nope

    its really not. In name, its not any different from any other state school system. University of Wisconsin, Madison. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. University of California, Berkeley. All you have to do is read.

  5. Apparently  

    not since you seem to be confused. University of California, as the first commenter pointed out, is a collection of ten colleges, of which University of California, Berkeley is only one. Cal, which is short for California, is a nick name for UC Berkeley. There's no particular reason one would know that unless someone told you.

  6. Shaking Fist!

    Damn you, Harvard! Even outdoing us in bipolarity!

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