Actually not that surprising. A few years in Ithaca will demonstrate to any halfway right thinking person just how mindless and corrupt liberalism is. I think those few years in Ithaca are exactly what made Ann the dedicated foe of leftism we know and love.
My father-in-law also went to Cornell and he turned out to be a conservative Philosophy professor!
No matter how hard they tighten their grip, more and more conservatives will be created.