You have to understand that this insanity doesn't always follow imaginary lines on a map.Worse is that this is in a state that voted for Trump twice. Imagine how bad universities are in liberal states.
You have to understand that this insanity doesn't always follow imaginary lines on a map.
It follows people and their ideals. The deans, college admin, etc. are probably driving this further than the state itself requires. People in positions of leadership drive this. For example a friend works for a small company in a very red state. Guess what? The company founders are all raging lefties despite where they now live and operate their business. So they push policy to the max far beyond state minimums.
There are pockets of strong resistance in deep blue cities, and areas of strong compliance in deep red states.
Majority yes but again there are also many outliers. SEC schools still have a lot of very conservative profs in engineering, business, and agriculture for example.Public academia is almost always going to be whacko left regardless of where it's located (at least in the US).