Academics Still Shell Out for Obama, but Times Have Changed

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President Obama, a favorite of academics, speaks about the economy during a campaign event at Cuyahoga Community College.

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President Obama, a favorite of academics, speaks about the economy during a campaign event at Cuyahoga Community College.

The Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has bashed President Obama for spending too much time in the faculty lounge during his time at Harvard University. If Mr. Romney—who holds two graduate degrees from Harvard himself—is right, that time may have been well spent, as the president continues to reap the bulk of campaign-contribution dollars from the academic community.

College faculty, administrators, and others in higher education have donated more than