I actually think it might be nice if there were more conservatives in the university. However, for a vareity of reasons universites have tended to be liberal since the 10th century. One important reason for this is that scholarship -like art-must draw inspiration from the culture. When we look at the past 500 years of western history, it is difficult to see any real source of cutlural inspiration for conservatism, From the Rennaisance through the Reformation, Enlightnment, Romanticism, modernity there is little that can be seen in the way of conservative inspiration.
Its true that conservatism has clasped the viper of free enterprise to its bosom, but of course nothing is more progress bent, more conducive to rapid social change, than capitalism on a roll. If we see the core conservative ideal as that of social harmony, respect for tradition, organic human relations and reverence, I for one would cheer to see some inpsiration from that quarter. True conservatives, in the name of Russell Kirk, I call on you. Do your thing.